Kek Lok Si Temple

Kek Lok Si Temple is located at the foot of the Air Itam mountain in George Town on Penang Island.
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Kek Lok Si Temple is located at the foot of the Air Itam mountain in George Town on Penang Island.


The Kek Lok Si Temple is a Buddhist temple situated in Air ItamPenangMalaysia is the largest Buddhist temple in Malaysia,[1] and also an important pilgrimage centre for Buddhists from Hong Kong, the PhilippinesSingapore and other countries in Southeast Asia. The entire complex of temples was built over a period from 1890–1930, an inspirational initiative of Beow Lean, the Abbot. The main draw in the complex is the striking seven-storey Pagoda of Rama VI (Pagoda of Ten Thousand Buddhas) with 10,000 alabaster and bronze statues of Buddha, and the 36.57 metres (120.0 ft) tall bronze statue of Kuan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy.

Mahayana BuddhismTheravada Buddhism and traditional Chinese rituals blend into a harmonious whole, both in the temple architecture and artwork as well as in the daily activities of worshippers.

Kek Lok Si Temple



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