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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

After cisiting few temple around asia, Kek Lok Si is great and impressive. I suggest you take half day to stay on site as this is trully worth. Pagoda is truly amazing and will offer probably one of the best view of Penang. If you...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Indotraveler49
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a large Buddhist temple on the side of the hill above Air Itam. Take RapidPenang Bus 203, 201 or 204 from Georgetown to get to it 2RM. Took about 35 mins to get there. Quicker by taxi as no stops. It’s only about...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank E7174
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Kek Lok Si Temple is impressive both in day time and at night. The tall goddess of Mercy looks very impressive so is the temple next door. It also has a very good view of the city.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Betty P
Reviewed 3 days ago

This huge Buddhist temple complex on a hill slope has so much to offer - supposedly over 10,000 images of Lord Buddha, pagodas, temples at different levels of the hill, a giant bronze statue of Kuan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy overlooking the island and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank oge2328
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fabulous temple complex to visit. It is on a large site and on a hillside so take the lfunicular to the top. The temples are fascinating and very beautiful.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mrsmon2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

For non-Chinese, the place to go if you are interested in places of worship. The only way up is by private transport.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank BujangTravelz
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to walk around for a couple of hours. The grounds are very large and many peaceful and beautiful places here. We have been here a few times and always enjoy ourselves. The views of the city from the top are...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank happydevo55
Reviewed 1 week ago

for followers of Quan Yin this is a most auspicious temple. you should do the full climb and experience the majesty of each level until you reach the top. There behold the giant statue of Quan Yin.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank howard r
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This temple (the largest Buddhist temple in SE Asia) is simply stunning (and also mainly free entry) - allow at least two hours to get around and marvel at the temple interiors, or head up high to the pagoda (2 MYR entry) to get stunning...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank neilhassall
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was last here 20 years ago whrn the temple was a vibrant place of worship and tourist attraction. Now although the interior seems well maintained, the exterior appears to be neglected and rather tatty. The train up to the temple wasn't working and the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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serin w
7 July 2018|
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Response from Ash K | Reviewed this property |
The opening times are the same on the Saturday but they stay open for a bit longer due to numbers.
16 June 2018|
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Response from Ash K | Reviewed this property |
Just in the temple hall.
Cynthya D
24 May 2018|
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Response from DuskyMonkey | Reviewed this property |
There are no trains. I would rely on Grab but if I have the time I would take the bus (inexpensive) which is an opportunity for you to observe and absorb much more including the lives of the ordinary people.