1 of 29 . Kek Lok Si Temple at night

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Kek Lok Si Temple at night

The Kek Lok Si Temple in Penang (also known as the Temple of Supreme Bliss) is a the largest and one of the most popular Buddhist temples on Penang Island. Located in the rolling hills overlooking a suburb of Georgetown, Air Itam, the temple began construction in the early 1890's and is still going on today. ..Readmore

2 of 29 . Pinang Peranakan Mansion

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Pinang Peranakan Mansion

The Peranakans, also known as the Babas and Nyonyas, was a prominent community of acculturated Chinese unique to this part of the world, especially in the Straits Settlements (Penang, Malacca and Singapore) hence its other name, the Straits Chinese. Adopting selected ways of the local Malays and later, the colonial British, the Peranakans had created a unique lifestyle and customs which had not only left behind a rich legacy of antiques but its cultural influences like cuisine and language are still evident in Penang today. ..Readmore

3 of 29 . Second Penang Bridge

4 of 29 . A resort in jungle in Penang

7 of 29 . Penang the escape theme park

10 of 29 . Landcape of Penang

14 of 29 . Kek Lok Si Temple

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Kek Lok Si Temple

Standing on a hilltop at Air Itam, near Penang Hill, Kek Lok Si is the largest Buddhist temple in Malaysia. The complex is divided into three zones while the temple grounds comprise the hill entrance, souvenir, food and drinks stalls and the turtle liberation pond. The mid section of the temple houses temples, gardens, the pagoda and the four heavenly kings pavilion; meanwhile the hilltop plays host to an enormous statue of the Goddess of Mercy, Kuan Yin as well as more gardens and temples. ..Readmore

15 of 29 . Penang landscape view from Kek Lok Si Temple

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Penang landscape view from Kek Lok Si Temple

The Buddhist temple of Kek Lok Si is situated in (H)Air Itam, a suburb of Georgetown. You can make that by local bus from the Komtar, but you can also make it by taxi. I prefer taxi, because the taxi takes me up the hill (the Kek Lok Si is halfway on a hill). I like to walk down, but not to walk up the hill in a tropical climate. ..Readmore

16 of 29 . Penang painting wall

17 of 29 . Old and modern Penang

19 of 29 . Penang National Park Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang)

20 of 29 . Sri Aruloli Thirumurugan Temple

22 of 29 . George Town's Road

23 of 29 . Khoo Kongsi Temple

24 of 29 . Tourists along Penang Road

26 of 29 . Hock Tiek Cheng Sin Kongsi Temple

27 of 29 . Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion in George Town

28 of 29 . Kek Lok Si Temple at night

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Kek Lok Si Temple at night

The Kek Lok Si Temple is a Buddhist temple situated in Air Itam in Penang and is one of the best known temples on the island.The construction of the temple began in 1893 and was inspired by the chief monk of the Goddess of Mercy Temple at Pitt Street. With the support of the consular representative of China in Penang, the project received the sanction of the Manchu Emperor Guangxu, who bestowed a tablet and gift of 70,000 volumes of the Imperial Edition of the Buddhist Sutras. ..Readmore