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Address: Air Itam, Penang Island 11500, Malaysia
Phone Number: +60 4-828 3317
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Private Tour: Penang Hill and Kek Lok Si Temple
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Scenic view, strangely very much accessible from city center.

I didn't realize this place was actually accessible if you take a bus from penang street. There are many stalls and shop houses at the foot of the hill. There is a "secret" street... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I didn't realize this place was actually accessible if you take a bus from penang street. There are many stalls and shop houses at the foot of the hill. There is a "secret" street tunnel with shops that links you to the top of the hill too. Probably the predecessor to modern shopping malls today linked by tunnels. View at... More 

Thank HP L
Derby, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited this temple in September as part of a guided Malaysian tour. As a non religious couple we still found the temple fascinating and beautiful, with stunning views of the city below. Only criticism was the beggars that lined the steps.

Thank MattnMarie
Batu Ferringhi, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Such an amazing place to go 🤗 the buildings and colour are breath taking, along with the views. Would recommend walking up the stairs to it as there are stalls along the way. Be ware of many beggars

Thank zlunniss
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We didn't actually stop at Kek Lok Si Temple actually as our guide suggested he drives us up to where the 30.2m Guan Yin Statue and the surrounding temples and architectural designs are, as that would be more interesting. Also because with two young kids and two older folks (my parents), it wouldn't be that fun to climb up all... More 

Thank Christina T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice walking along the staircase up towards the temple, not a huge temple to visit more commercialized for hawkers selling goodies. Do not take the car / taxi to the temple, its just a 15 min walk through the staircase.

Thank Ben5258
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Ok, we're pretty clueless to how to get there. We're prepared to have some steps to climbs. However, we called for Uber and surprising we can travel all the way to the top of 'Guan Yin" place. Great view there and from there take a single way Tram down to the rest of the temple and eventually end up at... More 

Thank RoderickSIa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The temple is beautiful. The statues are amazing and the art work is top shelf. The view from the top of the temple is also incredible. So why is it not great. I feel that the hawkers spoil the atmosphere that could be developed at such a beautiful temple. The temple shops are not great but they are linked to... More 

Thank Kurt L
Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

a short hiking then reach the top can get the view of this whole town the temple is beautiful but as I'm not the fan of temple, so feeling a bit boring

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place with great views ..went through backstreet market to get to temple..which was undercover and interesting

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Kek Lok Si Temple is a must for all visitors to Penang. It has long history of its existence. On the way up, there are many side walk eateries that one must try especially Penang Curry noodles considered the best in Penang....just look at the amount of noodles placed on their cart. During festive season might be jammed.

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