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Kek Lok Si Temple

Air Itam, Penang Island 11500, Malaysia
+60 4-828 3317
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Private Tour: Penang Hill and Kek Lok Si Temple
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Air Itam, Penang Island 11500, Malaysia
+60 4-828 3317
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Kek Lok Si Temple brightly lit up for CNY - a favorite tourist spot for shutter bugs. 2018 is no exception for a prosperous & happy new year.

Thank guizhou
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a waste of time. The newspaper and the Internet say come and see everything lit up but we get here and it is all locked up. A terrible waste of time and money. Very disappointing. Please give correct information before you ask everyone to...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We debated if we would revisit Ken Lok Si. What were we thinking? So we hopped on the bus and made the pilgrimage to the temple. We love the walk up and it was great seeing the changes from three years ago. Funny, so much...More

1  Thank IndySig
Reviewed 1 week ago

Entrance thru a lot of shops that people were bargaining to get the best prices of souvenirs .There were beggars before you get to the temples that I was so surprised and sad to see.The temple itself was a must see in Penang.

Thank Sonnevy O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kek Lok Si is located at Air Itam, its in the hill side. Its said to be the biggest Buddhist temple in Malaysia overlooking the city view. U can use the tram to go to see the Kwan Im statue. I recomend this because u...More

Thank Monica Arum Suk... S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must visit place in penang. Spare around 2 Hours to visit the temple top and get down. The best way to visit the temple is to walk from the below and use the Lift to get to the top. Ask you taxi to pick...More

Thank SathishTG
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good day out for all when you visit Kek Lok Si Temple. Going up the glass funicular is very exciting.Turtle feeding, the views, shops to explore, then sit by the waterfall under cover and relax. Cool up there as well. Flowers, temples around to...More

Thank alceda2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's so far away to walk from the hop on hop off stop to the temple. However, the temple itself is quite a big temple and worth a visit.

Thank Hilsybilsy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy to arrive via a grab car from George Town and worth the visit. Be careful we arrived late and the place closes at 6 pm. It would have been fantastic if this place was open later when the place was all lit up. The...More

1  Thank Gavin D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here in the morning via Grab from Georgetown for about RM10. Took incline lift (which operates till 5.30pm) and managed to get a beautiful view of Penang from the top. Magnificent and beautifully carved statues. If there is only enough time to visit one...More

Thank SummerWang25
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18 February 2018|
Response from Rowena L | Reviewed this property |
Yes u can drive up there. Parking is very limited however. There is a store inside to buy snacks and drinks as well as certain meals. There is no restaurant that we saw. There is, however, few restaurants just before you... More
29 January 2018|
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Response from Sak K | Reviewed this property |
Yeas and very extensive beautiful display!
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27 July 2017|
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Response from Bubette99 | Reviewed this property |
Won't recommend taking taxis in Penang as they don't charge by metres but charge a fixed price, so going from place to place can become quite expensive. If you have young children, it's better to hire a car. Driving in... More