The Adventure Chronicle

Kek Lok Si Temple

Kek Lok Si Temple in Penang, Malaysia just on the outskirts of Georgetown is South East Asia’s biggest Buddhist temple. Each level is splendid and the climb leads to two spectacular monuments: the goddess of Mercy statue and the 7 Story Pagoda. The pagoda is an interesting amalgam of Buddhist culture with a Chinese inspired base, typical Thai middle tier, and a fantastic Burmese style crown. The bronze statue of the Kuan Yin is over 30 meters tall and is now protected by an enormous pagoda, covered in intricate stone carvings. For 30 days after Chinese New Year, the temple is lit up with Chinese lanterns and Christmas lights and is a stunning site.

The pagoda

From the top of the pagoda

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One response

  1. Tony Z, the elder

    Cengiz’s camera talents appear to be rubbing off on you, Z. Great pix.

    April 5, 2010 at 12:05 pm

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