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Reviewed 3 days ago

The name Kek Lok Si means “Heavenly Temple”, “Temple of Paradise” or “Temple of Supreme Bliss” Perched 3 km from Penang Hill with a tram lift, this historic site is of significant religious and cultural identity. The seven-storey pagoda paying tribute to ten thousand buddhas...More

Thank Kay L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was a great place to visit and also close to Penang Hill! There's lots to see and if you take the lift up for a few ringgit, there's amazing views over the city!

Thank 302talitham
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is one of the popular tourist attractions in Penang. It is a massive temple built on the hill. There are any sections in the compound and many God/ Buddha Statues in each temple within the compound. We took GrabCar from George Town to reach...More

Thank Antonio_Yong
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is one of the oldest temple in Penang with great views and buildings. The statues are big and looks real.

Thank alexhng
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A big and beautiful temple on the hill. Some walking (many steps to reach the top!) Required however there is a reclining lift available for those who have difficulties walking the steps and slopes. It's about RM6 per pax for the lift and RM2 to...More

Thank 261wus
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must go place in Penang. You can directly go to the fourth floor of the temple in grab taxi. There you can see the Buddha idols. In the cellar floor you can have some shopping, even though the items are expensive. Inside...More

Thank kuroorvinod
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are few temples in the same area and they all have different purposes. Very colourful, free admission, nice view at the top of Guan Ying statue. Shame it was under maintenance. Was affordable to use the incline lift to go up to big statue....More

Thank Vicky D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is considered a main attraction and unfortunately it is just a temple and nothing special. No one there to tell you about the temple or it’s history. The entire complex of temples was built over a period from 1890–1930. The photos are enough...More

Thank SaadA2603
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was amazing to see such a beautiful piece of architecture. I hope Penang realizes what they have. This is something to spend a lot of time at an savor

Thank 902marcieb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There's quite a lot to see at this Temple. Experience also the huge statues and culture of the country. A must see if you are visiting Penang.

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serin w
7 July 2018|
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Response from Ash K | Reviewed this property |
The opening times are the same on the Saturday but they stay open for a bit longer due to numbers.
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mzredhead
16 June 2018|
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Response from Ash K | Reviewed this property |
Just in the temple hall.
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Cynthya D
24 May 2018|
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Response from DuskyMonkey | 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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