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Address: Air Itam, Penang Island 11500, Malaysia
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Penang Hill and Kek Lok Si Buddhist Temple Afternoon Tour

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Biggest temple ever!!

This is legitly the biggest temple I have ever visited. The statue of guan yim is huge and the pagoda is a must go. The stairs in the pagoda are not very well built so must be... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sasori Y
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is legitly the biggest temple I have ever visited. The statue of guan yim is huge and the pagoda is a must go. The stairs in the pagoda are not very well built so must be careful. Elderly are not recommended to go into the pagoda though. Would have given this a 5 star rating but some of the... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A must visit place if you have not been there. Won't recommend you go if you have already been there. The place is too commercialized and it's more like a market than a place to worship the gods. If you use the pathway to go up the hill you will see tons of shops all the way up and tons... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was an unexpected delight. The views from the top over George Town one way and forests the other are incredible. On top of this the architecture of the temple itself is very interesting. We especially enjoyed the arches in the pagoda. It is free to enter and then there is a total of RM8 charge per person for the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The temple was stunning and required quite a bit of stairs climbing. Would recommend taking the 'special lift' up to see the majestic Guan Yin Statue (costs 6RM/person for a two way up and down trip), and to take in the serenity of the place. To avoid crowds, best to go early morning around 10++am.

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Thank Meanderingoul
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sitting on the hillside overlooking Penang. Large multi level Temple. Best thing to do is get cab or driver to drop you off at the top level of this temple and work your way down. There is a lift for the steepest part but nonetheless easier if you start on top. Temple offers a lot of different buildings with a... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A very huge and stunning complex that is well maintained. But the views both inside and around the complex are spectacular.

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Thank Anand L
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Kek Lok So temple is famous. Everyone will ask you if you been to Penang, whether you had been to this temple. Situated right up the hill, you almost feel that you are near the clouds. I came on Vesak day. Would suggest you go Penang Hill first (go as early as possible to avoid queues) then make your down... More 

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Thank Jeannie K
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A very huge and stunning complex that is well maintained. Takes a bit of effort if you want to climb all the way up. But the views both inside and around the complex are spectacular. The heavily ornamented structures are well maintained and a marvel to behold. The gigantic guan yin statue is really grand. Do not give this temple... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything great - building, story, architecture, place, environment - I read some information there, say something like there plan to build big building next to the great Guan Im. The great Guan Im still under construction just a little bit. The rest it cool, the great pagoda also awesome, you should try walk up through the highest story of this... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A place that is worth a visit and a good bowl of the famous laksa after that. If you like Buddhism, this is the place to visit. Be prepared for the heat! You will also get a good view of the cityscape at the top of the pagoda. I would recommend to go.

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