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Private Tour: Penang Hill and Kek Lok Si Temple
"Your friendly private guide will pick you up at your Penang hotel and take you by private vehicle to Kek Lok Si Temple. Known as the Pagoda of Ten Thousand Buddhas it is considered one of the biggest and most stunning Buddhist temples in Southeast Asia. Perched on a hillside this unique seven-tiered pagoda showcases a blend of Chinese Thai and Burmese architecture and craftsmanship.  Walk up the steps to the temple and explore the vast complex with your guide. Two not-to-be-missed attractions are the 99-foot (30-meter) tall bronze statue of Guanyin the Goddess of Mercy and the sacred Pond of Longevity which is home to hundreds of tortoises set free by devotees. Listen as your guide explains how tortoises are believed to be a symbol of longevity
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Private Penang City Sightseeing Tour
"Meet your guide upon hotel pickup in Penang and set out on your full-day private tour by comfortable private vehicle. Enjoy the morning drive along a famous stretch of Batu Ferringhi beaches and take in the panoramic views of the ocean. A brief stop is m you’ll learn the intricate techniques of producing this exquisite Malaysian textile as you watch artisans use wax and dye to create their designs.After driving past a working dam and fruit plantations stop at a fruit stall for an introduction to local fruits and spices such as nutmeg and clove. Then continue to the famous Snake Temple also known as the Temple of the Azure Cloud. Here you’ll find venomous pit vipers coiled around the altars and various other parts of the temple which was built in 1850. Considered harmless by the smoke of burning incense the snakes’ venom has been removed for safety
From $97.00
Penang Hill and Kek Lok Si Buddhist Temple Afternoon Tour
"After pickup from your hotel travel by air-conditioned vehicle with a guide who shares informative commentary on Penang. Drive to the Georgetown station where you board the Penang Hill Railway a funicular train that takes approximately 20 minutes to climb Penang Hill Malaysia's oldest hill station. During the ride look for monkeys and other creatures that live in the lush forest. At the summit situated 2695 feet (821 meters) above Georgetown
From $48.00

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Kek Lok Si Temple

South East Asia's biggest Buddhist temple complex, and getting constantly bigger, very crowded, especially at Chinese new year and shops are everywhere....Get there with Rapid Penang bus 201 from...
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Jul 21, 2016

Make a wish in Kek Lok Si Temple

At the main temple, in the hall, all visitor are invite to make a new year wish. One have to pay RM1 or at your wish ( to pay more ) to get a wish ribbon, write down the name and additional wish (...
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Feb 11, 2016

Kek Lok Si at night during Chinese New Year

We arrived rather late at 9pm on 3rd day of Chinese New Year celebration, although it is opened until 12am during this festive season, but due to over crowded, some gates were closed so we did not...
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Feb 10, 2016

Special Night Scene

Once a Year celebration of the Chinese New Year, Keh Lok Si Temple make it a special occasion by lighten up with more than 10,000 lights not only for decoration but also with a special ritual for...
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Oct 15, 2013

Visit Kek Lok Si

This is a very interesting place to visit. The Buddhist temple is perched on a hill overlooking Georgetown. It is a great place to wander around - have a look at the various buildings. When we visited...
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Feb 09, 2013


The Kek Lok Si Temple, Penang Hokkien for "Temple of Supreme Bliss" or "Temple of Sukhavati" is a Buddhist temple situated in Air Itam in Penang and is one of the best known temples on the island. It...
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Mar 03, 2011

Kek Lok Si Temple

This Buddhist temple is the largest in Malaysia and sprawls up the hill dominating the town of Air Itam. To access the complex you have to weave your way through an ascending corridor of souvenir...
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Aug 17, 2010

The Temple of your dreams

What can anyone say about this temple but wow, It is enormous, full of statues, buddas, ornamental pagodas, and the icing on the cake is of course the Kuan Yin statue which towers over the whole...
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Mar 19, 2010

Kek Lok Si

This magnificent Buddhist temple sits on a hill at Ayer Itam. Construction started in 1893 and was completed in 1905. The entrance is reached through arcades of souvenir stalls.The centrepiece is the...
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Jan 31, 2010

around Penang Island

1. Visit Kek Lok Sie and Penang Hill. It is near by. Enjoy the young coconut near Kek Lok Sie. The taste is kind of pandan leaf. Su unique. 2. Enjoy the gurney drive when evening time. You can take...
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Jan 18, 2010


I really think that this is a MUST SEE in Penang, especially if you haven't seen many Temples before.It has been said that it is the finest Buddhist temples in South East Asia, this could well be...
Dec 05, 2009

Kek Lok Si, Penang Hill, Gurney Drive, Georgetown

hi,for historical places, you can go to Georgetown. There are national museum, fort, old masjid, old church, little india and some old buildings. Take a walk for the tour around those places.The best...
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Feb 13, 2009
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Hotels Near Kek Lok Si Temple

Bukit Bendera, Georgetown, Penang, 10450, Malaysia
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66-15-0 Jalan Batu Feringghi, Batu Ferringhi, Penang, 11000, Malaysia
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52 Batu ferringhi, Town Centre, Batu Ferringhi, Penang, 11100, Malaysia
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No. 188, Jalan Batu Ferringhi, Batu Ferringhi, Penang, 11100, Malaysia
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10-A Jalan Batu Ferringhi, Batu Ferringhi, Penang, 11100, Malaysia
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Sebelah Balai Nelayan, Batu Ferringhi, Penang, 11100, Malaysia
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Things to Do Near Kek Lok Si Temple

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Sri Maha-Mariamman Temple

This Hindu temple is one of the oldest Hindu temples in Penang, built in 1833. It is dedicated to the Hindu deity Sri Muthu Mariamman, who has a following among south Indians. It contains fascinating...
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Penang Butterfly Farm -Closed until Dec, 2015.

In Penang Butterfly Farm, you can walk around freely in and invite all sorts of butterflies on your palm. There are so many butterflies and you enjoy seeing them with colorful wings. Its really an...
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Burmese Temple (Dhammikarama)

The Dhammikarama Burmese Temple is just opposite the Thai Reclining Buddha Temple, both founded in the 19th century. This area ( Jalan Burma and Lorong Burma ) may have lived Thai and Burmese people...
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Cathedral of the Assumption

The Church of the Assumption was founded when George Town was first settled in 1786. It was so named because the first group of Roman Catholic Eurasians from Kedah landed in Penang that year on the...
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Chew Jetty

The Chew Jetty is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site which covers Penang and Melaka, and it is in brief a collection of stilt houses. It was first built more than 100 years ago as a clan jetty for...
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Penang City Hall

City Hall is the most magnificent colonial building in Georgetown. It was build in 1903 with Edwardian Baroque architectural design and painted white of the entire building. This building has brought...
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Getting to Kek Lok Si Temple


Ayer Itam, 11500 George Town, Pulau Pinang,


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