Here’s come the once a year celebration of Chinese New Year at Kek Lok Si temple. The Kek Lok Si Temple Lights 2016 again has been lighten up with more than 10000 LED lights and lanterns! It’s a great getaways attraction for sightseeing, make CNY wishes, donate to a noble cause and photography. ? If you have not been there as yet in 2016, hurry up, you still have about 8 days to go! Kek Lok Si Temple will be open on 8.30am until midnight during this CNY period until 22 Feb 2016.
A Little History
Kek Lok Si is one of the largest temple in Southeast Asia, and was first constructed between 1890 – 1893. It is located in Air Itam up on the hill. Traditionally, the hills in that area have been regarded as good “feng shui” for a temple. Throughout the years, Kek Lok Si has been through few renovation and expansion, it has also become a popular retreat place for monks and Taoist. It is also one of the most famous tourist spot in Penang.
When is the best time to visit Kek Lok Si? It is during the Chinese New Year Celebration! During this period, the temple is lighten up with thousands of bright hanging lanterns. Every years, it attracted thousands of visitors and people who love photography during this period of time. As for normal period, there are still much to see inside the temples, such as prayers halls, pagodas, bell tower, top view from the temple etc. You will notice that visiting the temple during day time and night view is different and both are worth a peep.How To Get There?
Depending on where you’re coming from, take the Rapid Penang Bus 201, 203, 204, 206, 306 or U502. You will be able to see the Kuan Yin statue from afar. Stop at the bus stop located along Jalan Pasar, at the foothills of the temple. From there, follow the signs leading to the temple.