Penang Island, Malaysia

What to See


Kek Lok Si Temple
Kek Lok Si Temple

If you haven't already seen enough temples, this is a pretty impressive one in Penang. It's actually the largest Buddhist temple in South-East Asia.
Access is via a covered stairway with various shops/stalls, and past a turtle pond. A few more staircases inside the temple and then a lift up to the 30m statue of Kuan Yin. (RM2 each way for the lift- you can walk).
The temple,being quite high up on the hill, also makes a good alternative to Penang Hill for a view of the island and Georgetown (also a cheaper option; RM4 compared to RM30).