Kek Lok Si Temple

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Subash Ckd

Visited on Feb 2015

Standing on a hilltop at Air Itam, near Penang Hill, Kek Lok Si is the largest Buddhist temple in Malaysia. The complex is divided into three zones while the temple grounds comprise the hill entrance, souvenir, food and drinks stalls and the turtle liberation pond. The mid section of the temple houses temples, gardens, the pagoda and the four heavenly kings pavilion; meanwhile the hilltop plays host to an enormous statue of the Goddess of Mercy, Kuan Yin as well as more gardens and temples. The temple complex is vast and takes time to discover every nook and cranny. The Turtle liberation pond is fascinating and for a few cents you can feed them spinach. You'll find yourself spending ages watching them.

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