Malaysia – Penang; Visit to Kek Lok Si Temple (6)

Hi there!! Sorry for the long break on this posting of my Visit to Kek Lok Si Temple. I was traveling and also the the Lunar New Year celebration where there were so much things to share and post in between.

If you have missed my earlier posting on this, you can find them here; Malaysia – Penang; Visit to Kek Lok Si Temple (5)

mmm.. where was I? Oh yes… me taking an electrical tram up to the top of the hill in the temple. If you do not want to take the tram up, you can also opt to walk up. =). Passing a monastery which was part of the temple.

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At the top of the temple…. you can see part of the old white plaster Kuan Yin statue. It was replaced by the bronze statue of Kuan Yin where the earlier statue was damaged by a fire a few years ago..

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The the new statue of the bronze Kuan Yin which stands at 30.2m The construction was completed in 2002 and open to the public. Due to generous donations from affluent chinese community, these allowed additional buildings to be constructed and also an ornate shelter for the Kuan Yin statue was constructed from 2005 to 2009. Later,  16 carved dragon pillars were built, carrying the top of three concentric octagonal roof.

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Guardians at the front of the statue of Kuan Yin

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Beautiful architecture around the bronze statue of Kuan Yin.

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More pictures…..

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Beautiful right? Well it is indeed. Want more? Then stay tune. =)

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12 thoughts on “Malaysia – Penang; Visit to Kek Lok Si Temple (6)

    • Kuan Yin is also know as the Goddess of Mercy and she is the bodhisattva associated with compassion as venerated by East Asian Buddhists. It is believed that K Kuan Yin is the patron saint of mothers and grants parents filial children and has some similarity like the Blessed Virgin Mary.

  1. I enjoyed this interesting travelogue accompanied by several beautiful photos. I have a small statue of Quan Yin and enjoy working with her spiritual energy. Thank you for dropping by my blog and for your follow.

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