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Address: Air Itam, Penang Island 11500, Malaysia
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I went here twice, once during year end, and another during Chinese New Year. It's worth a visit if you're in Penang, and if you love to see temples. It is even more a sight to... read more

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Makati
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I went here twice, once during year end, and another during Chinese New Year. It's worth a visit if you're in Penang, and if you love to see temples. It is even more a sight to see during the week of the Chinese New Year, when they light up the temple at night for an entire week. There's also the... More 

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As my father's side of the family live in Malaysia, we visit once a year; every time we are in Penang I make sure we get a chance to go to Kek Lok Si... the temples are incredible and I can never get enough of the views! There are shops on the way up to the top as well (where... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Not sure what all the fuss was about for this temple. It is way overrated. I found it pretty ordinary overall. Unless you really really like temples I would not bother.

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Thank Peter H
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An interesting visit for non Buddhists. Some parts are under renovation. The old pagoda housing Buddhas from different countries at different floors needs some tidying up, but is worth the effort of climbing the narrow stairs. The gardens are planted with some unusual plants n flowers; probably holy to the religion. Catch a ride right to he top of the... More 

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Thank sngam
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The temple was under construction. When it is complete, I'm sure the temple will be wonderful but at the moment ,some parts are closed off to the public and some of the beauty is lost under the piles of metal and all the other stuff. The insides of the halls are peaceful and cool and the view from the top... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the famous Chinese temple at Penang. In the top of the the Krk Lok Si temple have an huge Guan Yin buddha for praying.

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Thank Michael_Teoh
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We drove all the way, and parked right in front of the The Kuan Yin Bodhimandala. Save us a lot of effort, we also missed out the fun walking thro the ascending walking pathway with lots of stalls. But its not the first time we been here, so we decided to let go of the walking pathway especially at the... More 

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Thank Jack L
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Its quite a big area so try to go earlier in the morning so that more area of the temple could be covered before it gets real hot and also to get to enjoy the lovely views from the hilltop. I would consider this place peaceful depending on the time u visit. It does get rowdy towards the later part... More 

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Well worth a visit as there is some lovely photographs to be taken of the various temples. There is some building work going going on but it's not too intrusive.

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Thank Bill R
Brisbane, Australia
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Great modern temple site. Great views from the top . don't forget to take the small cable car.will visit again

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