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  • Hours: Open daily
  • Admission: free

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Kek Lok Si Temple

Translated from Hokkien the Kek Lok Si Temple, or 'Temple of Serene Bliss', sits majestically on a hill, a focal point of the local Chinese community, generous donations mean this temple continues to grow.

The 7-story white & gold pagoda is the largest Buddhist temple in SE Asia, its design - Chinese Octagonal base, Thai middle tier and Burmese crown - reflects its respects to Mahayana and Theravana Buddhism.

On the hillside above is an impressive 100ft (30m) bronze statue of Kuan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy.

Practical Info

Kek Lok Si Temple is situated on the spiritually revered hills in Ayer Itam, out past the western suburbs of Pulau Penang / Georgetown. It is much celebrated and decorated with a sea of lanterns around the month of Chinese New Year.

Tours & Tickets

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Penang Hill and Kek Lok Si Buddhist Temple Afternoon Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 69 Reviews

Visit top sights in Penang on a half-day tour that includes a ride on Penang Hill Railway and a tour of Kek Lok Si Temple and Pagoda of Ten Thousand Buddhas.  ...  Read more

Location: Penang, Malaysia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $53.23

Private Tour: Penang Hill and Kek Lok Si Temple

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Visit Kek Lok Si Temple, Pagoda of Ten Thousand Buddhas, and ride the funicular railway up Penang Hill (Bukit Bendera) on this private half-day tour. Suspended ...  Read more

Location: Penang, Malaysia
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $49.46

Private Penang City Sightseeing Tour

If you’d like to experience a bit of everything Penang has to offer, this grand tour of the island is for you! A private guide will accompany you by private ...  Read more

Location: Penang, Malaysia
Duration: 6-7 hours (approx.)

From USD $108.40

3-Night Cameron Highlands and Penang Tour from Kuala Lumpur

3 star rating: Worth doing 3 Reviews

Experience the highlights of Malaysia on a 3-night coach tour from Kuala Lumpur to Penang! Overnight stays include luxury accommodation at the Strawberry Park ...  Read more

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

From USD $500.93

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