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Kek Lok Si Temple

Air Itam, Penang Island 11500, Malaysia
+60 4-828 3317
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Air Itam, Penang Island 11500, Malaysia
+60 4-828 3317
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Reviewed yesterday

Amazing place, a must see thing. Typically Malaysian, great architecture. It feels amazing to see all those temples, statues, monks. Plus view from the top is perfect. Definitely recommend to visit it together with 1/2 or whole day guided trip through Penang!

Thank Barbara236SVK
Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I visited Kek Lok Si as part of a tour organised with "withlocals". The whole site is very impressive and includes numerous different temples, each of which is used daily for local prays. We found it helpful to visit with a local...More

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a top temple to visit and I would recommend to go here to see culture, what the locals do and get talking to many tourists and exchange ideas for your holiday. Very good temple and cleanliness with a gift shop in two areas...More

Thank miricle_foodie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was there on mid May 2017 and was stunned! Majestic temples and a big statue of Quan In is posing like she's protecting the entire island. The front temple has a very sacred ambience that everyone talks in whispers. Be ready with your wishes cause...More

Thank Duta N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very amazing huge/gigantic sculpture standing there under a very very big roof.. from there, and also from the pagoda next to this sculpture you have an amazing view down to georgetown.. No tourists (just we 😊). So no queue or people standing in front...More

Thank Daniel D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a large temple spread over an area and has a lift to take you to the main bhudda statue. The size of the statue is impressive, the views are also very nice. We were there on a sunny day so having shnblock/hats is...More

Thank Omar I
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love going to visit Kek Lok Si of the past however the recent trip proved that to maintain and survive, sooner or later one may have to commercialize. Still a tourist destination and appreciate the beauty side of it.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice serene interiors. Can Uber all the way to the main entrance, but not the Kuan Yin statue level. Take the inclined lift, myr6 return trip, from within the temple grounds, to the kuan yin statue at the top.

Thank Neil T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very impressive and huge Buddhist Temple area, which is well worth a visit. You can spend hours there wandering around and discover different parts of this massive area. A cable car takes you to the upper part where currently a new, very...More

Thank Horst V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Before we get here, I didn't know how big the temple is and when we got here... it was amazing and the work have been done over a length of time. Several temples at different height and built next to the mountain side. There is...More

Thank Elizabeth-Therese
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Um T
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
4 June 2017|
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Response from unicon95 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure if you can drive all the way up Penang Hill. Heard that its restricted to residents living on the hilltop. So best bet will be drop off at the foot of the hill where there is a funicular (not cable car) that can... More
Sadia A
7 May 2017|
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Response from Zohreh S | Reviewed this property |
Sure you can, there is s cable car type elevator/lift but it closes around 5 pm