Kek Lok Si Temple – Penang


Kek Lok Si Temple in Penang


This happens to be the largest Buddhist Temple in South East – Asia.


It is a multi – storeyed complex and is very very well maintained and is very colorful too.

From Wikipedia:
The construction of the temple began in 1890 and was inspired by the chief??monk??of the??Goddess of Mercy Templeat??Pitt Street. With the support of the consular representative of??China??in Penang, the project received the sanction of the??Emperor Guangxu, who bestowed a tablet and gift of 70,000 volumes of the Imperial Edition of the Buddhist Sutras.


In 1930, the seven storey main??pagoda??of the temple or the Pagoda of 10,000??Buddhas, was completed. This pagoda combines a Chinese octagonal base with a middle tier of??Thai??design, and a??Burmese??crown; reflecting the temple's embrace of both Mahayana and Theravada Buddhism.


Free the Turtles:
One passes by a so-called Liberation Pond, following the buddhist tradition of merit-making, turtles may be released into freedom, albeit a limited one.

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  1. Jitaditya

    excellent pics… esp the girls through the round door…

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