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Address: Air Itam, Penang Island 11500, Malaysia
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Penang Hill and Kek Lok Si Buddhist Temple Afternoon Tour

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Guan Yin Temple on the hill

The complex had upper and lower part which you can visit separately or you can also take a short funicular train ride from the lower part of the temple, heading to the upper part... read more

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Bandung, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

The complex had upper and lower part which you can visit separately or you can also take a short funicular train ride from the lower part of the temple, heading to the upper part next to the huge Guan Yin statue (which is currently being renovated to add a sort of tower). There at the top of the hill, you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First of all, this place is huge and high up in the mountain. We took a cab up here but I saw some video on youtube that it is possible to walk up to the temple from the bottom and there are shops along the way but we were unsure so we took a cab up. There is a gigantic... More 

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atherton, Manchester
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

stunning temple , great views - a lot of steps and it can get hot ! definetly worth a visit on a day tour around Panama.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

First of all if you plan on walking from the bottom starting from the Air Itam market it's going to be a long hike via lots of narrow staircases and covered alleys filled with shops that sell the same things over and over again. Once you are at the real entrance into the Temple area more steps followed. So bottom... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely temple. Must dress appropriately. View from the top of the temple is lovely. Just one thing to note that the lift to the top (which is through the gift shop!) closes at 5:30pm so I recommend to get there at least 1 hour before to enjoy it properly. Very hot there too as full sun climbing the steps! worth... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Enjoying Kek Lok Si temple requires a bit of a climb - steps, ramps, more steps, and then a funicular - and it's worth it! Typical of a Buddhist temple, the reds and golds and other colors are ever-present. The statue of the Goddess of Mercy at the top is almost overwhelming. This is not a trip for those with... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We made a trip to Kek Lok Si for the magnificent Guan Yin Bodhisattva statue. The view of the entire Penang island was amazing too.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although we thought the temple was very beautiful, we were disappointed in the huge Buddha at the very top. She (used to be a he) was made put of painted concrete. We had been told it was bronze. We walked up 200 plus steps to get to the top. There were vendors along the way, so we could stop and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really nice Temple with a lot to explore. Don't walk you can drive up as well to the big statue. Only 4 stars because it is filled with unauthentic tourist shops. But you also get an amazing view. So worth the visit

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The temple is nearby Penang Hill . A great view on Penang Island as well as from the lady Buddha platform .

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