Kek Lok Si Temple
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Kek Lok Si Temple

The Kek Lok Si Temple is a Buddhist temple situated in Air Itam, Penang, Malaysia. It is the largest Buddhist temple in Malaysia. It is also an important pilgrimage centre for Buddhists from Hong Kong, the Philippines, Singapore and other countries in Southeast Asia.

The temple’s construction began in 1893, inspired by Beow Lean, the chief monk of the Goddess of Mercy Temple at Pitt Street, Penang. The Manchu Emperor Guangxu approved of the project, bestowing a tablet and gift of 70,000 volumes of the Imperial Edition of the Buddhist Sutras. Other Chinese rulers, such as His Majesty Emperor Kuang Xi and Empress Cixi of the Ching Dynasty, have been sufficiently impressed with the temple so as to have bestowed the temple with gifts.

Trip Suggestion : 2 hours

Operating Hours : Daily 08:30–17:30

Admission Fee : Free

Address : 1000-L, Tingkat Lembah Ria 1, 11500 Air Itam, Penang, Malaysia

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