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Kek Lok Si Temple

Air Itam, Penang Island 11500, Malaysia
+60 4-828 3317
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  • Average13%
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Air Itam, Penang Island 11500, Malaysia
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"chinese new year"
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"bronze statue"
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"under renovation"
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"in south east asia"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Kek Lok Si is Instagram worthy, other than the history of this temple visitors were able to experience a cable ride with an extra RM12. and if you want to make a donation it's totally up to you. if you are in Penang please make...More

Thank Siti Hajar M
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The temple complex is vast and takes time to discover every nook and cranny. Since my last visit I can see a lot of work to get the funicular railway finished. This has replaced the dirty, dingy market on the hill you had to pass...More

Thank Alan-Holden
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited the Temple with a guide who, fortunately for us, was also a very knowledgeable Buddhist. He was able to explain to us the significance of the temple, the symbolism and the statues. Not sure if such a guide is available on site but...More

Thank DMMEdmonton
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kek Lok Si Temple brightly lit up for CNY - a favorite tourist spot for shutter bugs. 2018 is no exception for a prosperous & happy new year.

Thank guizhou
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a waste of time. The newspaper and the Internet say come and see everything lit up but we get here and it is all locked up. A terrible waste of time and money. Very disappointing. Please give correct information before you ask everyone to...More

Thank Michael M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We debated if we would revisit Ken Lok Si. What were we thinking? So we hopped on the bus and made the pilgrimage to the temple. We love the walk up and it was great seeing the changes from three years ago. Funny, so much...More

1  Thank IndySig
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Entrance thru a lot of shops that people were bargaining to get the best prices of souvenirs .There were beggars before you get to the temples that I was so surprised and sad to see.The temple itself was a must see in Penang.

Thank Sonnevy O
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kek Lok Si is located at Air Itam, its in the hill side. Its said to be the biggest Buddhist temple in Malaysia overlooking the city view. U can use the tram to go to see the Kwan Im statue. I recomend this because u...More

Thank Monica Arum Suk... S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must visit place in penang. Spare around 2 Hours to visit the temple top and get down. The best way to visit the temple is to walk from the below and use the Lift to get to the top. Ask you taxi to pick...More

Thank SathishTG
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A good day out for all when you visit Kek Lok Si Temple. Going up the glass funicular is very exciting.Turtle feeding, the views, shops to explore, then sit by the waterfall under cover and relax. Cool up there as well. Flowers, temples around to...More

Thank alceda2015
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Auraajaree
February 18, 2018|
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Response from Rowena L | Reviewed this property |
Yes u can drive up there. Parking is very limited however. There is a store inside to buy snacks and drinks as well as certain meals. There is no restaurant that we saw. There is, however, few restaurants just before you... More
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Madiacus1
January 29, 2018|
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Response from Sak K | Reviewed this property |
Yeas and very extensive beautiful display!
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Um T
July 27, 2017|
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Response from Bubette99 | Reviewed this property |
Won't recommend taking taxis in Penang as they don't charge by metres but charge a fixed price, so going from place to place can become quite expensive. If you have young children, it's better to hire a car. Driving in... More
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