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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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Temple with great architecture

The temple was stunning and required quite a bit of stairs climbing. Would recommend taking the 'special lift' up to see the majestic Guan Yin Statue (costs 6RM/person for a two... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was an unexpected delight. The views from the top over George Town one way and forests the other are incredible. On top of this the architecture of the temple itself is very interesting. We especially enjoyed the arches in the pagoda. It is free to enter and then there is a total of RM8 charge per person for the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

The temple was stunning and required quite a bit of stairs climbing. Would recommend taking the 'special lift' up to see the majestic Guan Yin Statue (costs 6RM/person for a two way up and down trip), and to take in the serenity of the place. To avoid crowds, best to go early morning around 10++am.

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Sitting on the hillside overlooking Penang. Large multi level Temple. Best thing to do is get cab or driver to drop you off at the top level of this temple and work your way down. There is a lift for the steepest part but nonetheless easier if you start on top. Temple offers a lot of different buildings with a... More 

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

A very huge and stunning complex that is well maintained. But the views both inside and around the complex are spectacular.

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Thank Anand L
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Kek Lok So temple is famous. Everyone will ask you if you been to Penang, whether you had been to this temple. Situated right up the hill, you almost feel that you are near the clouds. I came on Vesak day. Would suggest you go Penang Hill first (go as early as possible to avoid queues) then make your down... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A very huge and stunning complex that is well maintained. Takes a bit of effort if you want to climb all the way up. But the views both inside and around the complex are spectacular. The heavily ornamented structures are well maintained and a marvel to behold. The gigantic guan yin statue is really grand. Do not give this temple... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything great - building, story, architecture, place, environment - I read some information there, say something like there plan to build big building next to the great Guan Im. The great Guan Im still under construction just a little bit. The rest it cool, the great pagoda also awesome, you should try walk up through the highest story of this... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A place that is worth a visit and a good bowl of the famous laksa after that. If you like Buddhism, this is the place to visit. Be prepared for the heat! You will also get a good view of the cityscape at the top of the pagoda. I would recommend to go.

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Thank MKBEH
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is one of the famous place or tourist attraction in penang.A lot of souvenirs on the way to the Pagoda and handy craft on the both side of walk way to Pagoda.A lot of tortoises in the pond which kids might enjoy looking at it.You can take a cable car to move up to see the bigger Statues or... More 

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Thought we would check it out for 20minutes or so. Ended up spending about 3 hours. Amazing must see when you visit Penang island.

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