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Kek Lok Si Temple @ Chinese New Year
During Chinese New Year an incredible 230,000+ light bulbs and 10,000 Chinese Lanterns illuminate Kek Lok Si Temple in an amazing nightly light show. Parking can be challenging during this period because of the popularity of this famous Penang attraction but it is still well worth visiting.
Kek Lok Si Temple is nestled into the Penang hillside strategically overlooking the town of Ayer Itam, it is the largest Buddhist temple complex in Malaysia.
Building work started on this project in 1890 and it is still ongoing today, this is a large complex with many interesting buildings that I am sure the founders of this site would be proud to witness today.
After arriving at the Kek Lok Si Temple complex you can meander through many Temples, Pagodas and buildings of great interest to both tourists and devotees alike.
Amongst these is the Temple of 10,000 Buddhas and the bronze statue of Kuan Yin which is encased by the Goddess of Mercy Pavilion.
Although Kek Lok Si Temple construction started in the 1890's it was only in 1930 that the Pagoda of 10,000 Buddha's, was finally completed.
This pagoda combines a Chinese octagonal base with a middle tier of Thai design, and a Burmese crown, reflecting the temple's embrace of both Mahayana and Theravada Buddhism.
The bronze statue of Kuan Yin Bodhisattva was completed in 2002 and its protective octagonal shaped pavilion was completed in early 2010.
The Pavilion is constructed of 16 Dragon pillars that are 200 feet high all covered by an exquisitely designed roof that perfectly compliments the grandness of this magnificent statue.

Kek Lok Si Temple is rightly regarded as a 'must see' tourist attraction for Penang and all of SE Asia.
Kuan Yin Bronze Statue Kek Lok Si Temple

Kek Lok Si Location Map

Kek Lok Si Temple

Kek Lok Si Temple Chinese New Year Lights

Kek Lok Si Temple

Kek Lok Si Temple is rightly regarded as a 'must see' tourist attraction for Penang and all of SE Asia

Kek Lok Si Temple is nestled into the Penang hillside strategically overlooking the town of Ayer Itam, it is the largest Buddhist temple complex in Malaysia

Kek Lok Si Temple
Date published: 23/03/2012

Kek Lok Si Temple Star Rating

3.5 out of 5 stars

Kek Lok Si Temple, No. 1, Tokong Kek Lok Si, Ayer Hitam, Penang 11500, Malaysia Phone: +604-828-3317

GPS Latitude - 5.399548

GPS Longitude - 100.274491

Hours:

Mon-Fri 07.30am - 05.30pm - Sat-Sun 07.30am - 05.30pm

Goddess Of Mercy Pavillion Kek Lok Si Temple Penang
Kek Lok Si New Year Lights
Kek Lok Si Temple
Kek Lok Si Temple Chinese New Year Lights
Kek Lok Si Temple Ayer Hitam Penang
Kek Lok Si Temple Goddess Of Mercy Pavillion
Kek Lok Si Temple Pagoda
Kek Lok Si Temple Penang
The statue is made entirely of bronze and is over 120 feet high.
Kuan Yin Bronze Kek Lok Si Temple Penang
Lions Guarding Entrance To Goddess Of Mercy Pavillion Kek Lok Si Temple

Kek Lok Si Temple - Useful Info

Entrance Fee To Kek Lok Si Temple - Free
Entrance Fee To Pagoda - RM2
Entrance Fee For Lift Up To Goddess Of Mercy Pavilion - RM2
Open Until 10pm For Chinese New Year
Parking Fee RM2
Parking limited during Chinese new year