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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  • This is a huge temple complex perched across several levels on a hill in the suburb of Air Itam. Extremely vibrant, colourful and filled with lovely illustrations and motifs. I don’t know if God is on...  more »
  • My wife asked me to choose between either this temple or Penang Hill to visit. The friendly grab drivers suggested the temple over the Penang Hill. I was happy to make this choice as the various templ...  more »
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  • 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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