Kek Lok Si Temple Part 1
One of the Premier Tourist Site in Penang, Malaysia.
My Sister in Law (my wife sister) and her husband were in town from Singapore (where they work) and express their wish to visit Kek Lok Si Temple to perform their prayers, So on this quite Sunday, after lunch we arrive at the temple. We decided to drive up to the temple directly, as to avoid the climb as well as the difficulty in getting the car park in Ayer Itam Village.
Kek Lok Si Temple as view from Car Park Now a days Kek Lok Si Temple can be divided in to 3 parts (name accordingly by me). The Outer Temple (Old temple), the Pagoda and the New Temple, and the latest Goddess of Mercy Statue.
Entrance Archway to car park
Part 1, is the journey to the Outer Temple (Old Temple) or the original temple. As we have by pass the climb up the steps, we arrive at the Vegetarian Restaurant / Souvenir Shop Area. By the time we arrive my little daughter is asleep, so I have to carry her up around 100 ft to the Outer temple proper. At least i am spared the first 100ft by driving up. Imagine climbing up the steps carrying the largest bowling ball a sleep in your hands.
Close up view of Pagoda (On the way up)
Car Park cost RM2/- per car, other then that this part is free. At the temple proper, going to the right is the way to the Pagoda, and going left is the way to the Goddess Statue via the incline lift. There are souvenir shops at both sides.
Photos of this area.
View of the Covered Stairs Comming Up, past Landscape Gardens, Pagoda etc
The Old Temple, Interior View
Side View of Pagoda