Kek Lok Si Temple Octagonal Pavilion

During my visit to Penang last month, we drove up to Kek Lok Si temple for a closer look at its new octagonal pavilion. The 20-storey high pavilion, built to shelter the Goddess of Mercy (Kuan Yin) bronze statue, sits atop the hill and can be seen as far as from Gurney, the place I stayed throughout my trip.

Kek Lok Si, Penang
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It is currently still in construction, and this huge structure is not just an ordinary shelter. Each of the 16 pillars is carved to resemble a dragon, while the concentric roof is inspired by Ming architecture.

That day’s weather was excellent although it was hot! I took the opportunity to test out my just-repaired UWA lens and see it yourself!

Kek Lok Si, Penang
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The statue already looks awesome, and now with the pavilion, it looks even better.

Kek Lok Si, Penang

We took a stroll but the unbearable heat cut short our visit.

Kek Lok Si, Penang
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Do make this as part of the places to visit when you are in Penang!

Thanks for reading!
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A travel addict and food junkie. When he is not traveling, he loves penning his thoughts on his latest adventures, whether food, places or anything that fascinates him. His travelogues often include intriguing photos that capture the moments as he believes a photo speaks thousand words.

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