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Address: Air Itam, Penang Island 11500, Malaysia
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Private Tour: Penang Hill and Kek Lok Si Temple
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Penang Hill and Kek Lok Si Buddhist Temple Afternoon Tour

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The taxi driver drove us up hill..it was during the CNY period..the lighting were nice and good scenery to see Penang..

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Singapore
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The taxi driver drove us up hill..it was during the CNY period..the lighting were nice and good scenery to see Penang..

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Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We caught a taxi here and got dropped off at the top where the giant statue is. We than caught the small funicular down to the next level to wander around the many temples before making our way all the way down to the town at the bottom where our taxi was waiting. There are many little shops to pass... More 

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Ipoh, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

once a year during cny,interesting view at evening.a popular place with local and tourists.烧香许愿,还可以乐捐。

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Really interesting set of temples within what is meant to be a temple itself. I was intrigued by the maze like set up of the place. The highlight has got to be the bronze statue of GuanYin at the top of the hill

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Doha, Qatar
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

apparently, biggest temple in malaysia. from georgetown to kek lok si temple, it took us about an hour due to heavy traffic. the highlight of this tour is the towering pagoda. climb up to the topmost level and see the nature and the surrounding area. georgetown-kek lok si temple-georgetown, we use grab car. by the way, did i mention that... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Kek Lok Si Temple is constructed on the slope of the mountain in Penang Island, you have to walk for 15 minutes to the main entrance after parking your car at the car park. For elderly people, it is better to bring your walking sticks as there are stairs where you walk around the temple area. To go to the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you happen to be there around Feb, which around the Chinese New Year celebration, the temple has over 10K of LEDs light up at night. It is a huge temple with 2 levels. I start at the top and take the tramp to lower. Plan it so you are there around 1 hour before dusk so you get some... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Reach there 7.30pm, already many people, the lighting thru out the whole temple is so beautiful. Best to climb up the temple to see the view of the town and temple before sunset and after sky getting dark. This may be the last year of light up the temple, source from local.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This time I go to kek lok si with my family are also very nice are also a lot of thing and very cheap

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Popular with tourists and locals alike Sunday is not the best day to visit as it is usually very busy on that day. Surrounded by local markets and cafes you can either ascend by stairs( quite challenging for unfit or older folks) or get your driver to take you to the top and come down by cable tram( good views).Can... More 

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