Saturday, 24 November 2012

Kek Lok Si Temple, Penang 槟城极乐寺

Kek Lok Si Temple, Penang


( 11th November 2012 )

View of the pagoda from ground level

View of the pagoda from mid-level

We visited the Kek Lok Si Temple on the second day of our visit to Penang Island. The temple is situated in Ayer  Itam, Penang. The road leading to the temple was narrow and busy as  many stalls were set up on both sides of the road. We missed a turn leading to the temple grounds and had to turned back to find our way to the temple.

Kek Lok Si is also known as the "Temple of Supreme Bliss". It is the largest Buddhist temple in Penang and reported to be the largest in South East Asia. 

 Four pictures of the 18 immortals

 The Buddhas

   The four Heavenly Kings

 The Four-Faced Buddha

 The Guan Yin statue under the pavilion

 Another Guan Yin statue peeking from behind a building


The 12 animal signs of the Chinese zodiac at the temple grounds

 Rat 鼠

 Cow 牛

 Tiger 虎

 Rabbit 兔

 Dragon 龙

 Snake 蛇

 Horse 马

Goat 羊

 Monkey 猴

 Cock 鸡

 Dog 狗

Pig 猪

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