Kek Lok Si


Colonial mansions from glory days past, quirky street art, exquisite Indian food, crazy traffic, and friendly stray cats – that’s Georgetown, Penang for you. Just a short ferry ride from Butterworth, Georgetown is the biggest city on the island of Penang. It’s a popular destination for backpackers travelling through Malaysia, and by the looks of […]


Kek Lok Si Buddhist Temple Travel Video

by Samuel on March 17, 2013

Kek Lok Si Buddhist Temple Travel Video

This is a travel video of us exploring the enormous Kek Lok Si Buddhist temple of Supreme Bliss (极乐寺 or 極樂寺) located in Air Itam, Penang, Malaysia. With elements of Mahayana Buddhism and Chinese traditions it’s one of the largest Buddhist temples in all of SE Asia. In order to get there we took bus […]


Burning incense sticks with colourful paper lanterns blurred out in the background.

When I first feasted my eyes upon Kek Lok Si Temple ( 极乐寺: the temple of supreme bliss) I knew this was something unlike anything I had ever seen before in my life. As the largest Buddhist temple in all of South East Asia, the massive complex looms large even from distant vantage points. Traditional […]