Malaysia Sights

Kek Lok Si Temple

  • 1 Tokong Kek Lok Si
  • Georgetown
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 01/27/2016

Fodor's 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.

Sight Information

Address:

1 Tokong Kek Lok Si, Air Itam, Georgetown, Penang, 11500, Malaysia

Phone:

60-48283317

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Daily 9–6

Published 01/27/2016

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