A beautiful temple ,prepare for at least 3hour walk.though its a bit commercialised as you can find hawkers selling souvenir stuffs.
Kek Lok See is a huge temple complex, set over multiple levels, which can be seen for miles around. You can get there on the Rapid Penang bus (201/203/204) - just tell the driver that you want to go to the temple. The walk up to the main shrine is lined with market stalls, all of whom pack up around... More
We first visited in February 2013 in Chinese New Year and the temple was very busy but it was decorated beautifully with lanterns and other decorations. We then visited again in October and it was a lot quiter and you were able to get around more freely. We ended up in the main temple shop were we bought up big... More
I went to this temple 2010. Using the service of city tour. This is a Buddhist Temple, on 2010 there was a construction work and they're building a new 30 m Kuan Yin goddess statue made of bronze. They also have complete 12 zodiac statue which looks cute. They provide free ride as well to the top using electric train... More
I last visited this temple more than 30 years ago. Apart from new retrofittings and paintings the temple stood the test of time and essentially looked the same. Closes at 6.30pm and you will find lots of cyclist trying to ascend this hill on their bikes. Must visit for devotees.
It is the largest Temple in SEA region. But you need extra effort to reach the top (climbing up the stairs). However, you can drive up to the top with your own car or cab. The car park slots are limited both on top and bottom. It is advice to take a bus or cab and climb up to the... More
I like the whole ambient of the temple set up. But dislike having beggars and rubbish all over the place.
Kek Lok Si is a huge (one of the largest in Asia) temple, with three main levels offering different styles of temple art work. Known also as the temple of a thousand Buddhas, recent years have seen the development of an enormous Buddha, in a pagoda decorated with fantastic carved pillars. A lift takes you from the second level to... More
This Chinese Buddhist temple has been developed over recent years most notably for it's huge statue of the Goddess of Mercy. Located on the hillside half way up to the Air Hitam reservoir it can be seen from far away. You don't have to be a Buddhist to enjoy a visit here but you will come away with a deeper... More
If you arrive with train from Bangkok, you will have little time to watch it. Advice: Take a bus from the bus station when you arrive by ferry. You can see the map at the station, but you can easily find it on the internet. No. 201, 203, 204 buses (and so on) going to the right direction. But if... More
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