On our last visit to Penang, we didn’t really get up to much – just wandered around some shops and got some wifi and food, however some of our friends came back with great photos and stories of their trip to Kek Lok Si, better known as the Pagoda of 10,000 Buddhas.  Throughout  the last 6 weeks, I have been eagerly awaiting our return to Penang so we could experience it ourselves.

The day finally arrived and for various reasons, we almost couldn’t be bothered.  And then we realized there was absolutely NO reason not to go, so we shook off those negative vibes and set out to experience the largest Buddhist temple in Southeast Asia.

Shame on us for almost skipping it!  The entire complex is so completely photogenic.  As you can see, I was very inspired and this isn’t even all of my photos.  With complementary entrance, and a warm and inviting atmosphere, we wandered throughout the different buildings (remember to remove your shoes), seeing Buddha after Buddha.  We took Malaysia’s first inclined lift up to see the Bronze Kuan Yin Statue, where from the top you’re not only dwarfed by the size of it, but you are also privy to a beautiful view of Penang.

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2 thoughts on “PENANG’S PAGODA OF 10,000 BUDDHAS

    • They are very amazing, and there were at least four of them! The details were so deeply carved that there are actually small bees nests throughout. Didn’t see any bees though, must be old ones…


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