Photo-shooting at Kek Lok Si *极乐寺* Penang

This is the first time of me visiting Kek Lok Si 极乐寺 thought it’s so famous and near to my home town.

Thanks to blogger Chris

being my tour guide

bringing me around in Kek Lok Si

Not forgot to mention that his house is walking distance from Kek Lok Si itself and the pathway to the temple is so nice for photoshooting. Thus we can save up our car park fee and park in front his house. * Okay, I been cheapskate this time thought I always said I’m not! *

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Kek Lok Si 极乐寺 is also know as “Temple of Supreme Bliss” or “Temple of Sukhavati”. This Buddhist temple is situated in Ayer Itam and also one of the best known temple on the Island.

For your information, Kek Lok Si is the largest Buddhist temple in Southeast Asia.

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* Car Park Entrance *

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* Main Hall Entrance *

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Both of the temple architecture and artwork are designed Mahayana Buddhism and traditional Chinese rituals blend into a harmonious whole.

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* Seven Storeys main Pagoda or known as Pagoda of 10,000 Buddhas *

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* Buddha Statue in the Hall *

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* Semi Penang Island View from Kek Lok Si *

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* Monks listening to Buddha teaching *

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* Chris and Chia Cherng with the Pagoda*

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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.

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* The Buddha statues align along the wall of temple *

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* Burning Scented Sticks for Praying purpose*

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* Hyper Chris in the trip while the old man me get tired already *

The latest addition to the temple complex is the 30.2m bronze statue of the Avalokitesvara – Goddess of Mercy or Kuan Yin on the hillside above the pagoda.

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To get a closer look of the Kuan Yin statue, we have to go to the furthest left of the hall and board the incline life which cost RM 2 each way.

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* Cam whore in the incline lift *

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* FAILED imitation of Chris *

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* Chinese style Pavilion beside the Kuan Yin statue *

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* As usual, Hyper Chris!!! *

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* Born in Horse Year Chia Cherng *

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* Born in Horse Year Xiang *
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* Born in Goat Year Chris *

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* Penang island scenery from the uphill *

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* Cam Whore again *

Pictures taken at the 7 storeys Pagoda mentioned earlier…
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* Picture taken at the Pagoda *

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* Group photo of us *

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* Mantra Sutra on the Rock *

Here’s the part that most people might not know the existence of Turtle Pool at Kek Lok Si…

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This is not all from Kek Lok Si yet, next post I will bring to you guys the flowers photos I capture in Kek Lok Si!

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