Kek Lok Si Temple

Local nameKek Lok Si Temple 极乐寺
LocationPenang, Malaysia

The Kek Lok Si Temple is a Buddhist temple situated in Air Itam, Penang, Malaysia. It is the largest Buddhist temple in Malaysia, and is also an important pilgrimage centre for Buddhists from Hong Kong, the Philippines, Singapore and other countries in Southeast Asia. The entire complex of temples was built over a period from 1890–1930, an inspirational initiative of Beow Lean, the Abbot. The main draw in the complex is the striking seven-storey Pagoda of Rama VI with 10,000 alabaster and bronze statues of Buddha, and the 36.57 metres tall bronze statue of Kuan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy.

Mahayana Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism and traditional Chinese rituals blend into a harmonious whole, both in the temple architecture and artwork as well as in the daily activities of worshippers.

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Address (Unnamed Road), Bandar Baru Air Itam 11500, Malaysia

Coordinates 5°23'58.272" N 100°16'25.589" E

Tours and activities: Kek Lok Si Temple

Penang Hill and Kek Lok Si Buddhist Temple Afternoon Tour

from 54 USD

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from 40 USD

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