Kek Lok Si Temple George Town/Penang, Malaysia
6 kilometers from Georgetown
10450 George Town
+60 4 828 3317No
Reputedly the largest Buddhist temple in Southeast Asia is situated close to the bustling Air Hitam market. The temple's enclave includes a prominent statue of the Goddess Kuan Yin. The main hall has colorful souvenir shops. A shrine filled with statues sits next to the courtyard where a large pond full of carp and the tortoises are main attractions. From the courtyard a stairway leads to the seven storey pagoda of 10,000 Buddha images, displaying the essence of an eclectic mix of Chinese, Thai and Burmese architecture.
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