The Kek Lok Si Temple is the biggest Buddhist temple in Southeast Asia, and is located in Air Itam in Penang. The temple is filled with beautiful architecture and artwork that shows a blend of traditional Chinese rituals and Mahayana Buddhism. On top of the many shops on the way up to the temple and throughout, there is much to see. There is a big pond full of turtles, which you can feed, and many statues of Buddha and different Gods and Goddesses, including a 30.2m statue of the Goddess of Mercery, Kuan Yin. Construction of the temple started in 1893, and the main pagoda, the Pagoda of 10,000 Buddhas, was completed in 1930.
It is an amazing, colorful temple, unlike any other temple I’ve been to.
Kek Lok Si Temple