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Dominating the hillside overshadowing the town of Air Itam, west of Georgetown, imposing Kek Lok Si is hyped as the largest Buddhist Temple in Malaysia.

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Translated from Penang Hokkien as the Temple of Supreme Bliss, its ornate mishmash of architectural styles with multi-tired wedding-cake like pagodas, a rainbow of garish colours, multitude of Buddha statues and a mixture of Chinese, Thai and Burmese influences may have the opposite effect on purists, it’s nevertheless impressive and one of Penang’s iconic and most visited ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 700 words.)


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