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Sunday, September 9, 2012

Kek Lok Si Temple, Air Itam, Penang, Malaysia.


Introduction:
Kek Lok Si Temple (极乐寺) located in Air Itam, Penang, is one of the best known Buddhist temple in Malaysia.Construction begin in 1893 with the support of consular representative of China, the project receive sanction of the Emperor Guangxu, who bestowed a tablet and gift of 70,000 volumes of the Imperial Edition of the Buddhist Sutras. and completed in 1914. A 10 story main pagoda with 10,000 Buddhas was completed in 1930. Park the car at the downhill, and walk upward stairs to the temple where there is many small store selling souvenirs,drinks, fruits and foods. There is a small man made pond where hundreds of  tortoise inside there, one can buy vege to feed them.

Attractions:
Buddhist temple, garden, recline lift, panoramic view of Penang,

Contact:
Kek Lok Si No. 1, Tokong Kek Lok Si, 11500, George Town, Pulau Pinang Malaysia‎

Map:



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References:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kek_Lok_Si
http://www.penang-traveltips.com/kek-lok-si-temple.htm


The view of Kek Lok Si from parking lot
Panoramic view form Kek Lok Si
 stalls along the staircase to Kek Lok Si
 stalls along the staircase to Kek Lok Si
tortoises
half way to go
Guanyin ( Goddess of Mercy) in Kek Lok Si








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