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Reviewed October 29, 2011

Modern/urbanisation has had added to the easy access to the temple and newly built structures. But the old charm of Kek Lok Si is lost. We first visited the Place some 35 years ago and continue to visit it everytime we are in Penang but only to pray.

Date of experience: October 2011
Thank Eroslkh
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Reviewed October 25, 2011

Lovely surroundings with great views of the city. Kids loved to feed the fish.

Date of experience: October 2011
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Reviewed October 22, 2011

This temple has an amazing aura about it. It was packed with people yet it did not seem crowded or noisy. The most amazing buddhas and just beautiful surroundings.

Date of experience: October 2011
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Reviewed October 20, 2011

Located in an isolated place. Hard to get cabs. No proper bus stop. Have to wait for bus infront of a shop. Long wait for bus.

Date of experience: January 2011
Thank ABHYSRE
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Reviewed October 15, 2011

The journey from the bottom taking you through the shops at the start to the top of the complex with the statue is a religious experience. Starting at the lowest and basest of levels you are confronted by the shop stalls who's operators plead with you to buy their trinkets. After ascending through this shopping area you arrive at the tortoise pond where masses of poor animals are writhing in the waters. Next you take a curved walkway where there are two or three beggars before you finally arrive at the temple complex. Its possible to drive and arrive at this level, but we parked near the shopping area at the bottom. The temple complexes are intricate and offer a lot to explore and take in. Beyond this level, you can take the lift up to the statue of kuanyin, goddess of mercy, and her two guardians. The statue is impressive and serene at her lofty hillside position. A stall offers the chance to donate money and receive good fortune depending on your choice of offering, or you can buy a ribbon and hang it with your name on it for good fortune as well. The actual statue shelter area is not open, but the experience is impressive none the less. The upper level is also accessible by car if you wish.

On our return to the bottom we stopped for ais kachang, assam laksa and coconut.

Date of experience: October 2011
3  Thank penanghill
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