Malaysia Sights


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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