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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

Beautiful. Parts of this temple complex are free, but the pagoda part has a small fee. The cable car to take you up to the higher temple also has a fee. Luckily it's air conditioned. You can walk instead (we walked down) but I think...More

Thank PensantALaMer
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Buddha statue was under renovation and some stalls were not opened as a result. One can either walk up or drive up and as it was extremely hot and with elderly, we drove up instead. You get a nice view at the top, take a...More

Thank Pamela T
Reviewed 2 days ago

Get your driver to drop you at the top & meet you back down at the bottom. Views from the top over Georgetown are a bonus, lovely gardens & temple. The walk down seems to be under renovation at the moment, but still worth a...More

Thank Jan M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Excellent visit to the Temple and such a wonderful sight to visit. We went all the way to the top to see the large monument. Excellent views from the top. Well worth a visit.

Thank D5282HFsharonc
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Highlight of our tour. Amazing structure of largest in Malaysia Buddhist temple set in beautiful gardens with amazing views.7 storey pagoda of Rama VI is also known as a ten thousand Buddhas pagoda with status of Buddha made of bronze or alabaster. Recommend

Thank pociecha
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Somewhat out of town but this temple is worth a visit. The walk up can be tiring in the hot sun, make sure to bring lots of water. The whole complex is quite big and spread out, allow for a few hours to visit. We...More

Thank FerrisXL
Reviewed 1 week ago

To get to this place we walked (and walked) up through a long busy market in subdued lighting, the market, hustling and busy was so interesting in its self, we reached the top and entered the grounds of the very large temple, quite spectacular, as...More

Thank John E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make sure you check the hours of operation. We came here but its already close. Nonetheless, the place is amazing. The giant Buddha will take your breath away.

Thank virtuaplyr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Please find time to visit the largest Buddhist temple in south Asia. It is located in hill and quite spread out. Allow yourself an hour atleast and note that it closes at 6 pm. Further if you want to try the inclined lift to go...More

Thank Anil S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very impressive Temples although outside it's getting a little tired in places and there are way to many souvenir shops. If temples are your thing it's a must go.

Thank Mark H
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I'm planning to go Penang Hill and Kek Lok Si temple in one day. What is the best transport to get there as I have two 60+ years old elderly and 3 young children travelling with me? Can I get there by cab? The children would love to take the cable car if possible. And Which place should I go first? Penang Hill or Kek Lok Si temple??
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
1) Is it suitable for elderly person to walk around in Kek Lok Si Temple? 2) would it be great to go there at night? I'll be there on 17th May. 3) is 17th May holiday?
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
the lantern still on
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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