Kek Lok Si Buddhist Temple Travel Video

by Samuel on March 17, 2013

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 number 203 from Komplex Komptar for a forty minute journey getting off at Air Itam market. Within walking distance we first had to pass several shops selling souvenirs and trinkets before we finally entered into the temple. One of the first things you notice when entering the temple are the turtles swimming and feeding in small pond. As you further explore the temples it’s impressive to note all of the lanterns and Buddhist sculptures. To visit the final section of the temples one can take a lift; otherwise, walking up would be very tedious on a typically hot and humid day exploring Penang. Overall, we enjoyed coming to explore the free Kek Lok Si Buddhist temple although we found it quite overly commercialized which I suppose it to be expected.

Kek Lok Si Buddhist Temple Travel Video

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Maria March 18, 2013 at 12:22 am

Audrey and Sam you need your cable channel!


Marilyn March 18, 2013 at 9:44 am

Audrey and Sam….as always, I enjoyed your video of the Kek Lok Si Temple ….you are always upbeat and informative


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