Kek Lok Si Temple , Penang
Also known as the Temple of Supreme Bliss, Kek Lok Si is said to be the largest Buddhist temple in Southeast Asia, and arguably one of the most famous in Penang .
Here we are again and the third time visit for me , my mum said she wanna pay a visit and pray pray for a bless .
Located in Air Itam, the hills in that area have traditionally been regarded as geomantically significant, having all the right “feng shui” for a temple. In fact, they are extremely popular as a retreat for monks and Taoists striving for immortality .
Sorry for the greedy wishes....hope the god will fulfill my wishes...thx .
The temple’s construction began in 1893, inspired by the chief monk of the Goddess of Mercy Temple at Pitt Street. 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 .
The best time to visit Kek Lok Si is during the Chinese New Year celebrations, when the temple is adorned with thousands of bright hanging lanterns. At other times, there is still much to see, with prayer halls, pagodas, bell towers and a tortoise pond topping the list .
Opening hours are from 7am–9pm daily . Admission is free, except for a charge of RM6 two way entry to the pagoda by the Sky Lift . RM3 for car parking fee .
Kek Lok Si Chinese Temple
1000-L, Tingkat Lembah Ria 1
11500 Ayer Itam
Pulau Pinang ,
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