Kek lok si Temple | Buddhist Temple in Penang | Travel Guide

Glorious Tourist Destination in Penang, Malaysia

Kek Lok Si is the largest Buddhist temple located at Penang (Malaysian state). It is on the hillside starting from Batu Ferringhi (Town in Penang) about 50 minutes, and entry is entirely free. Finding the temple is very easy. There are also some restaurants and other gift shops, so be ready to spend time there too. One of the best tourist destinations in Penang, and it takes great advantage. The turtle Pond area is the must-visit on this trip. Buddhist hope is to release the ( captive animal ) – free turtle, which will bring them good luck, so turtles release events have been around for quite some time. There is more than 100 turtle in this area. This temple plays an active role in place of devotion for mutually Taoists (philosophical tradition) and Mahayana (existing branches of Buddhism) Buddhists.

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Beautiful Night View of Kek Lok Si

At the time of New Year, this temple becomes admiring, because several lanterns (portable source of lighting) and candles provide an ambiance that makes visitors a whisper. The foundation stone was laid in 1893; The temple opened in 1905 was sacred with a stone tablet containing seventy thousand copies of the Buddhist Sutras (collection of aphorisms) by the Manchu Guangxu ruler (Emperor of China).

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Buddihst Staue around the Temple of Kek Lok Si

The most familiar part of the temple is the Pagoda (tiered tower) of 10,000 Buddhas . The 100-foot-tall statue of Kuan Yin (Avalokiteśvara), Goddess of Mercy, was added to the shrine in 2002. Construction of a detailed shelter over the figure continues today, financed by the Malaysian Chinese community.


how much is the entrance fee for kek lok si temple ?

Admission is free
Entry into the Pagoda & Skylift : RM2

Is there any dress code to follow in kek lok si temple ?

There is no specific dress code. But tourists are advised to follow knees and shoulders covered decent dress.

kek lok si temple opening hours ?

Wednesday : 8:30am–5:30pm
Thursday : 8:30am–5:30pm
Friday : 8:30am–5:30pm
Saturday : 8:30am–5:30pm
Sunday : 8:30am–5:30pm
Monday : 8:30am–5:30pm
Tuesday: 8:30am–5:30pm