Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Kek Lok Si Temple - Ayer Itam, Penang


Once I was satisfied with satisfying my craving for the fabulous Asam Laksa, I walked to Kek Lok Si Temple (also known as Temple of Supreme Bliss) - the largest Buddhist temple in South East Asia, and perched against a hill slope. Before going up, I stopped at the "Pond of Longevity" to see the hundreds of tortoises set free by the devotees.
Then to the Pagoda of Rama VI - towering over one hundred feet and seven storeys high to view the collection of statues, the Laughing Buddha and other shrines in the main prayer hall. Next, I purchased the ticket for the funicular railway and there I was up at the hilltop.  







Added as an attraction in 2002 on the hilltop is the 100 foot tall bronze statue of Kuan Yin/Goddess of Mercy, within the same area, you will also see the Water pavilion, the Zodiac Garden and the memorial tablet at Kuan Yin Pavilion.






And finally, a wonderful view of the panoramic city before returning to where I started.   

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20 comments:

  1. Beautiful writeup with awesome clicks :)

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  2. Hi Nava, excellent pictures. Thanks for sharing. Haven't been to Penang for quite sometimes... :(
    Miss the delicious food at gurney drive.

    Have a nice week ahead.

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  3. Very very beautiful clicks Nava, felt like I was walking through Penang...

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  4. Kek Lok Si,still as charming like those days.

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  5. I want to visit Penang one day! But with the recent crime reports publish in our local papers, I am really thinking twice. =(

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  6. I haven't been to Penang yet....but I love the turtles.

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  7. Nice writeup and excellent clicks..

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  8. Clicks are awesome Nava.. I loved reading through.. In fact all your write ups are awesome dear!

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  9. Wow beautiful statues.Glad that u do such write ups and bring beautiful places to the screen.

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  10. very beautiful captures and give a good idea about this temple,recently I visited a temple in Singapore,the statues and the architecture remind me that temple.I am always attracted to the pagoda in these temples

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  11. What an impressive structure the temple is. Thanks for the guided tour! Loved the photos...and stunning panoramic views of the city.

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  12. Beautiful Place Love your writeup with each photos you are really taking us to tour of temple.

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  13. first time here.lovely post here and had a tour experience with u.thanks for sharing such a nice posts.happy to follow you.

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  14. Beautiful and fantastic clicks Nava.. Wish I could visit this place one day.. Please collect your ABC award from me dear.. http://kitchenserenity.blogspot.in/2013/08/two-awesome-blog-content-abc-awards.html

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  15. Wow,what the temple! all pictures are glorious and symbol of great architecture and sculpture.
    Indeed, the destination looks amazing, according to last picture.
    such a great site to visit.

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  16. Lovely write up with Beautiful Clicks. . . On feedly ur post showed the pic of Turtles at that time I thought what would be the Dish Today. . . :P

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  17. I have only been there once. That time the kuan yin wasn't built yet

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  18. I didn't visit this temple the last time. I heard that it can be gorgeous with the lightings in the nite, but they only open during the festive seasons...

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  19. Amazing pics!! I loved the temple and the way you have described it..

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