As the ubiquitous red lanterns break the blue sky above its holy ground, pilgrims from all around Asia murmur their prayers in silence as they seek enlightenment, clarity and good fortune for the years to come.
Clusters or quiet corners define what is still marked in the annals as one of South-East Asia’s largest Buddhist temples. The name Kek Lok Si is unmistakably connected to a pearl in the Strait of Malacca – Penang.
The uniqueness of one of the island’s main landmarks is its connection with Chinese spirituality. Constructed in 1891, its expansive grounds showcase ample examples of its tight connection with China.