Kek Lok Si Temple

Updated: 28 Jan 2014

Both the largest and one of the most known temples on the island, the Kek Lok Si Temple (also known as the Temple of Supreme Bliss) was founded in 1890 by an immigrant Chinese Buddhist. The temple consists of many prayer halls, pagodas and bell towers but there are two structures that especially dominate the scenery when looking at the temple from afar. These are the seven-storey pagoda that dates back to the temples founding and the other is a huge bronze statue of Kun Yin, the Goddess of Mercy. To reach the main building it’s a bit of a walk – you will have to climb a long walkway of stairs before reaching the infamous temple pond and the entrance to the main building.

Details

Address:

Kampong Sungai Keluang, Jalan Air Itam, Air Itam, Penang.

Tel: +604 828 3317

Opening times: Daily, 9am-6pm

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