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Kek Lok Si Temple

Air Itam, Penang Island 11500, Malaysia
+60 4-828 3317
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  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“chinese new year” (193 reviews)
“turtle pond” (75 reviews)
“bronze statue” (66 reviews)
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Air Itam, Penang Island 11500, Malaysia
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+60 4-828 3317
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"chinese new year"
in 193 reviews
"turtle pond"
in 75 reviews
"bronze statue"
in 66 reviews
"largest buddhist"
in 43 reviews
"vegetarian restaurant"
in 46 reviews
"penang hill"
in 251 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 112 reviews
"souvenir shops"
in 81 reviews
"top level"
in 30 reviews
"cable car"
in 110 reviews
"walk up"
in 61 reviews
"under renovation"
in 31 reviews
"in south east asia"
in 29 reviews
"nice view"
in 76 reviews
"laksa"
in 50 reviews
"taxi driver"
in 31 reviews
"must visit place"
in 36 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday

A fantastic temple, you could easily spend hours and hours walking around this temple, its very large, i would highly recommend going here and having a look. the views from were surprising very good. do consider using the lifts where available it does make it...More

Thank Rachael D
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Big temple, big area, need good stamina to reach the top but worth it in the end. I saw Komtar Tower from this temple. Very nice view and worth it to visit.

Thank YogaEfendi
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It’s either you walk or you drive. We drove and heard that it was the oldest Buddhist Temple in Malaysia. It never failed to amaze us! Very good view and the structure of the temples are so detailed!

Thank joramb2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Just an outstanding place to visit. A sprawling abundance of shrines, stalls, statues and gardens, reverently tended by the monks and temple staff and clearly lovingly respected by the local community. The architecture is extraordinary and reflects the cultural and religious mixing-pot that is Penang....More

Thank Jonathan P
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We got a Grab taxi to the temple, which was a convenient way to travel there. There seems to be a lot of construction happening in the lower levels, so it wasn't immediately obvious where we were supposed to be going to get to the...More

Thank HoneyBadgerBex
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I've been to Penang Island twice and any visit is utterly incomplete without a visit to Kek Lok Si Temple. It can only be described as visually stunning and entirely breath taking. There are many temples, statues and natural facets (a multiplicity of Chinese and...More

Thank Steve B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there using a taxi. Cost us MYR 40 one way from the Sunway Hotel. Nice temple and so many things to see up there, including a big Guan Yin statue. The temple itself is so colorful. Nice cooler weather up there. We used...More

Thank Suria_Nataadmadja
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Far exceeded my expectations this temple was a tranquil oasis on the outskirts of the city, recommend you visit early so you don't need, to share the experience with hordes of tourists. The gardens and lush planting in the temple grounds were beautiful. Allow about...More

Thank Sandy F
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of little shops, small ponds full ok koi and terapins. There are a few different levels but it's easy to get the funicular up and take the road down. We did it with a pram. There are some temples very well looked after and...More

Thank ZBH88
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The front of the temple is under renovation when we visited this Temple last June 2018. Nevertheless we still enter, to admire the beautiful and quiet Temple of Kek Lok Si. The view from the top is fascinating!!! You'll get to see almost all Penang...More

Thank Lheng R
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serin w
7 July 2018|
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Response from Alan-Holden | Reviewed this property |
Places like this and Penang Hill are better visited during the week as they get packed with locals at the weekend.
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mzredhead
16 June 2018|
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Response from Farideh M | Reviewed this property |
No dear. Only in one or two Buddha Hall. Thats all.
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Cynthya D
24 May 2018|
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Response from DuskeyMonkey | 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.
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