Kek Lok Si Temple Octagonal Pavilion

Jul 9, 10 at 1:02 am

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!
chleong

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