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

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Beautiful temple and pack with tourists and locals

This is a beautifully restored temple. It was packed with locals and tourists. We visited on a hot day and we recommend you visit this place on a rainy day.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I saw the temple from the bus on the way to Penang Hill. So glad that we made the visit to the temple on another day. I have no knowledge of the Budhist religion but I have to say that this huge temple is such a reflective site. There were many people there, but just a few (for instance) made... More 

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Western Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fabulous view from this temple. The statues are really amazing and it simply makes you wonder about the skill and hard work involved. Road narrow for buses and they park at the bottom of the hill so try and book a tour with a car so you can avoid the steps if you are a little unfit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a beautifully restored temple. It was packed with locals and tourists. We visited on a hot day and we recommend you visit this place on a rainy day.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Only know very little about Buddhism but I have to say Kek Lok Si temple is one of those places that makes your jaw drop in awe. It's a massive structure, apparently the largest Buddhist temple in Malaysia, so allow ample time to explore. Probably a photographer's dream, lots of views of the architecture and Georgetown city in the backdrop.... More 

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Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Your journey to Penang island will not complete if you miss this huge temple. please spend proper time to see whole places.

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Bengaluru, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There is a lot of climbing to do, through a lot of shops selling the usual souvenirs. Lots of little shrines with modernish Buddha statues. The surroundings are full of the red and gold lanterns. We went in the afternoon so it was pretty hot. You have good views of Penang island. The 99 foot statue is impressive but there... More 

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Bukit Mertajam, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you go around Chinese New Year, the lights will be on at night, and it really is beautiful. If you intend to go at this time of the year, please do try to go earlier to avoid the jam of festive season. Recommended to arrive there at 7pm and leave by 9, or else there wont be parking, and... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The temple was absolutely beautiful, well looked after and delicately decorated. Incredible architecture and cheap souvenirs too! The lift up even further was only 3MYR p.p each way. Although the statue was having works done to it so covered in scaffold! TIP: If you get a taxi to the temple you will miss the turtle pond at the bottom of... More 

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Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The taxi driver drove us up hill..it was during the CNY period..the lighting were nice and good scenery to see Penang..

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Mobile, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A visit here is completely worth your time. There is a lot of walking and climbing stairs, but surprises, beauty, and reverence are at every turn. Be sure to climb to the top of the pagoda, read the comments on the use of the symbol that resembles a swastika, and take the lift up to the giant statue. I do... More 

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