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Kek Lok Si Temple

Air Itam, Penang Island 11500, Malaysia
+60 4-828 3317
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Air Itam, Penang Island 11500, Malaysia
+60 4-828 3317
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Reviewed yesterday

A must-see in Penang. The largest Buddhist Temple in Southeast Asia. Interesting. Beautiful. Unique.

Thank M J
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very impressive temple indeed. We took an Uber taxi which took us all the way to the top. We then used the cable car downwards. There is no real clothing restrictions, unlike temples in Thailand. This is a Chinese temple. There was construction going on...More

1  Thank Taylordiva
Reviewed 2 days ago

The area is undergoing a renovation project which takes about 5 years to complete and this makes the place a bit messy with the building materials laying around in different parts of the temple. There are many temples in this place but because of the...More

1  Thank Bubette99
Reviewed 3 days ago

The temple is many builds in the area. A highlight is the big Guan-Im (female Statue of respect). a lot of beautiful architects.

Thank waytakaj
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Really well built and very beautiful to look at. You are able to walk all around and enter if they are not in prayers

Thank Dee W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The place is easy to reach by bus. Takes a couple of hours to explore. Very unusual. Beautiful views.

Thank Kate S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing atmosphere with beautiful sights and buildings. Everything is very illustrious and detailed. The air there brings peace and clarity of mind and will make you leave the place an even better person than going in. We took a car and drove all the way...More

Thank Aly W
Reviewed 1 week ago

The temple and pagoda has always been worth a look. There is now lots of upgrade and maintenance work underway. I always recommend using transport to get tp the top and then walking all the way through the 1000 steps - past all the small...More

Thank wendy s
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The temple is nice and the view is good (when it's not cloudy). Lots of different little places, nice to just slow down a little.

Thank Yoann L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited for a few hours while in Georgetown. Easy to reach by bus, around 45 min trip (one way) which costs our family of five about AU$ 8 return. Our kids were initially hesitant, we have dragged them around a few too many temples...More

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June 4, 2017|
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Response from Elan g | Reviewed this property |
You can get grab to the hill but the cost will be high. I suggest use the cable car which much much cheaper.Kek lok si you need to walk and go thru the stairs the you will have fun.Any way you can use car to the top.
Sadia A
May 7, 2017|
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Response from Sabine E | Reviewed this property |
there are a lot of stairs, but can be also visited by elderly people, slowly... but not the top of the pagoda. not suitable for wheelchair. you can drive by car to the middel and to the top. at night is especially good... More
Michael Tan S
February 26, 2017|
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Response from tjalle | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure - I live a bit out of town - but basically the lanterns are on during the CNY +/- some days. Other occasions I don't know
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