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Kek Lok Si Temple

Air Itam, Penang Island 11500, Malaysia
+60 4-828 3317
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Air Itam, Penang Island 11500, Malaysia
+60 4-828 3317
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Reviewed today

Said to be the largest Buddhist temple in Malaysia, this multi-levelled and rather confusingly laid out temple complex dates from 1891 and has a 30m-high pagoda as its centrepiece. Construction and renovation work was taking place at the time of my visit, which detracted from...More

Thank Philip M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Took an uber from the hotel, cheaper than a taxi. A few beggars around the steps as you go in from the main drop off point at the bottom. Vegetarian restaurant and gift shops selling water for 2rings so not too bad if you forget...More

Thank Purple0wl
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We took a taxi to the entrance of the temple and walked back down, good choice. The area was fantasic, we thoroughly enjoyed our time here and spent about 2hrs wandering around, tortoises on the way down were humerous.

Thank Zanaldo
Reviewed 5 days ago

We only saw the top level of this temple due to travelling with an elderly relative who was not very mobile. Our driver dropped us off at the top car park and we wandered around the top level complex. There are temples, the Godess statue,...More

Thank AussieTravelholic
Reviewed 5 days ago

Visiting Kek Lok Si temple is a must when you go to Penang. We took a grab car and told him to send us to the top where the Goddess Kuan Yin is located, so we do not have to walk up. She looks majestic!...More

Thank Sharmini_Violet
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The temple is huge with separate buildings, etc. Start at the 3rd level and work your way down and exit from there. Ask your driver to drop you at the very top not at the first level or you’ll end up walking up too much....More

Thank Rowena L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have your walking shoes on as there are lots of stairs to get to the lift, half way up. A beautiful temple, nice gardens and serene spaces. The view from the top is amazing. You won't realise how big this place is until you get...More

Thank tarita2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am completely stunned by the beauty of this temple. There is a construction going on currently but we’re manage to visit until we manage to visit Goddess Kuan Yin statue. I feel lucky!!

Thank ElpidiaAnn
Reviewed 1 week ago

The temple site has a lot to offer in terms of sights / photo taking opportunities. Drive further up the hill if you have a car which will give you spectacular views of Penang Island.

Thank Umar R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a drive out to see the temple and we were quite pleasantly surprised. Lovely gardens and temples.

Thank Lannixeddu
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Um T
28 July 2017|
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Response from Bubette99 | Reviewed this property |
Won't recommend taking taxis in Penang as they don't charge by metres but charge a fixed price, so going from place to place can become quite expensive. If you have young children, it's better to hire a car. Driving in... More
4 June 2017|
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Response from unicon95 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure if you can drive all the way up Penang Hill. Heard that its restricted to residents living on the hilltop. So best bet will be drop off at the foot of the hill where there is a funicular (not cable car) that can... More
Sadia A
8 May 2017|
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Response from Zohreh S | Reviewed this property |
Sure you can, there is s cable car type elevator/lift but it closes around 5 pm