Time Required : 1-2 hours
Timings : 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM every day
Entry Fees : Temple: Free
Pagoda and Elevator: RM 2
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Situated on the hilltop at Air Itam near Penang Hill, Kek Lok Si is one of the largest Chinese Buddhist temples in Southeast Asia. Comprising of monasteries, temples, prayer halls, and gardens, the temple complex is a chief pilgrimage centre for Buddhists from Philippines and Singapore.
Kek Lok Si translates as the Temple of serene Bliss from Hokkien. The highlight of the temple is the seven-storey white and gold Pagoda of Rama VI. Other places of interest at Kek Lok Si Temple are millions of magnificent images of Buddha, different sculptures carvings in both interior and exterior and the elevated position of the temple which provides an extraordinary view overlooking George Town and Penang.
One of the best time to visit Kek Lok Si Temple is during the Chinese New Year festivities.