Kek Lok Si Temple, Air Itam

Visit Kek Lok Si Temple, the largest Buddhist complex in Malaysia. Established at its hilltop location in 1891, the temple harmoniously combines architectural influences from across the region. Its main feature remains the impressive seven-story pagoda and its 10,000 alabaster and bronze statues of Buddha. The ample grounds include separate areas of relaxation and contemplation, with pools, ponds, and well-maintained, peaceful gardens. A venerated place of worship, the temple attracts pilgrims from across Southeast Asia and beyond. By using our Air Itam tour itinerary planner, you can arrange your visit to Kek Lok Si Temple and other attractions in Air Itam.
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  • It is better to go in the morning, as it closes at 17:30 and it takes at least a couple of hours to see it quietly. It's very big, and it's about three different heights. The views are very nice. It is a very special place, which is definitely worth visiting. It's best to take a Grab or a taxi, which in about 15 minutes from Georgetown city center can get you close. We went by bus and it took over an hour, and to get back they did not pass. When we visited him they were building a stupa, which will give even more splendor than he already has.
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  • Wandering around this huge temple ground can easily take hours - be sure to make your way with the cable car to the very top where the big statue is. I was there for chinese new year and the entire pl...  more »
  • A beautiful temple with goddess of mercy at the top. At the ground there is train that allows you to go up without climbing. There’s a few station to get to the top. Require to pay of course. During Chinese New Year. Kek Lo Si will light up in LED. it is beautiful and nice. The whole place is so beautiful. Definitely will be here to pray again.
  • The statue of Goddess of Mercy is great, also is one of the biggest in the world. You can visit the pagoda with three statues of Buddha, the only quiet place in the area) It could be a great place to know more about Buddhism in Chinese culture, but there’s so much tourists, that you couldn’t get rid of the feeling of fun-attraction. Wanna see a “spiritual Las-Vegas”? Then it’s the right place for you to visit, especially in the evening. When it gets dark, the whole place starts to shimmer like a New Year’s Eve tree - there’s garlands of light literally everywhere, on every building, a tree and a bush.
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