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Kek Lok Si Temple

Kek Lok Si Temple Review

Southeast Asia's largest Buddhist temple, Kek Lok Si ("Temple of Supreme Bliss") was founded in 1890 by an immigrant Chinese Buddhist. A maze of souvenir stalls leads to Ban Po Thar, a seven-tier tower that displays a Chinese base, a middle tier with Thai architecture, and a Burmese crown on top. On the hillside, above the pagoda, a huge bronze figure of Kuan Yin ("Goddess of Mercy") was completed in 2002. The temple continues to grow, with several projects still in the making.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Tokong Kek Lok Si, Air Itam, Georgetown, Penang 11500
  • Phone: 60/48283317
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Daily 9–6
  • Location: Penang
Updated: 12-16-2012

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