Kek Lok Si

One of Southeast Asia's finest Buddhist temples, Kek Lok Si is situated on a hill known as Crane Hill in Penang, Malaysia. Construction of the temple started in 1893, but it was only in 1930 that the Pagoda of Ten Thousands Buddhas, was completed. A Gigantic statue, which is the latest addition to the temple, is a 30.2m bronze statue of Avalokitesvara - Goddess of Mercy or Guan Yin - on the hillside above the pagoda. This statue was completed at the end of 2002.

Featuring a turtle pond, gardens, sculptures, and shrines, the temple is set against scenic surroundings of beauty and tranquility. The entrance at the foot of the hill takes visitors up 193 steps to the main hall.

Now, turn on your speakers and begin to visit the Kek Lok Si.


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