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 30m / 100ft bronze statue of Kuan Yin - Goddess of Mercy.
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
Explore Southeast Asia's largest Buddhist temple, Kek Lok Si, perched against a hill slope in Air Itam. Marvel at the statue of the Goddess of Mercy and the ... Read more
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)