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

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The entry can be hard to find if u come by bus as it kinda looks like under construction, but once reached there, it's quite stunning with unique architectural style

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

20 min scooter trip from then centre of George T.. really worth the journey.. might as well go see the day while you there 👌

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The entry can be hard to find if u come by bus as it kinda looks like under construction, but once reached there, it's quite stunning with unique architectural style

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Although it's quite a bit to walk to get to the pagoda (of course one can drive up or take the taxi up), it's still worth going there for a visit. The garden is beautiful and well-maintained. It's quite a view from up there, especially higher up where the guan yin statue is. Some parts are still under maintenance or... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a lovely place to visit. I wish I could have spent longer here. One thing to be aware of, the cable car closes at 5:30. The staff will not wait a minute beyond 5:30. There are lots of stairs in the pagoda but you can pace yourself easily by stopping on each floor if you need to. The... More 

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I went here twice, once during year end, and another during Chinese New Year. It's worth a visit if you're in Penang, and if you love to see temples. It is even more a sight to see during the week of the Chinese New Year, when they light up the temple at night for an entire week. There's also the... More 

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As my father's side of the family live in Malaysia, we visit once a year; every time we are in Penang I make sure we get a chance to go to Kek Lok Si... the temples are incredible and I can never get enough of the views! There are shops on the way up to the top as well (where... More 

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Not sure what all the fuss was about for this temple. It is way overrated. I found it pretty ordinary overall. Unless you really really like temples I would not bother.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting visit for non Buddhists. Some parts are under renovation. The old pagoda housing Buddhas from different countries at different floors needs some tidying up, but is worth the effort of climbing the narrow stairs. The gardens are planted with some unusual plants n flowers; probably holy to the religion. Catch a ride right to he top of the... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The temple was under construction. When it is complete, I'm sure the temple will be wonderful but at the moment ,some parts are closed off to the public and some of the beauty is lost under the piles of metal and all the other stuff. The insides of the halls are peaceful and cool and the view from the top... More 

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One of the famous Chinese temple at Penang. In the top of the the Krk Lok Si temple have an huge Guan Yin buddha for praying.

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