Like every Chinese or Lunar New Year, the famous Kek Lok Si temple complex will be lighted up during the nights of the festive period in Penang. Throngs of visitors will be going up the hill temple to marvel at the display of the lights.
Buddha statues overlooking the balcony of a temple building at famous Kek Lok Si temple, Penang.
Today is the Wesak Day, a day when Buddhists in Malaysia celebrate Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and death. Normally, there will be Wesak Day procession in George Town as part of the celebration.
Kek Lok Si temple lighted up at night during the Chinese New Year festive period.
One of the few iconic places in Penang is the hilltop temple known as Kek Lok Si, which means “Heavenly Temple” or “Temple of Supreme Bliss”.
The newly renovated and re-landscaped turtles pond and garden of Kek Lok Si.
Currently some of the area’s rework is still in progress.
A major road in the hilly area of Penang, Jalan Balik Pulau connects the Ayer Itam town with the Balik Pulau town through a long road that also goes through the hilly area via a hill path. It also passes by the famous Kek Lok Si temple.
Kek Lok Si Temple at the hills of Ayer Itam.
The beautifully decorated and illuminated Kek Lok Si temple during a Chinese New Year night in Penang.