This Kek Lok Si temple in Air Itam is one of the landmark of Penang. The pagoda has been there for many decades. Few years back, they built another temple higher up on the hill.
Nowadays, you can take a cable car from Kek Lok Si temple to the Kuan Yin temple. The Kuan Yin statue is very high and can be seen from several parts of the island.
I went to this Kuan Yin temple and the Air Itam dam two weeks ago. They are on the same hill. I had forgotten these photos until I saw that our local Star Metro is featuring the place. 🙂 So, I also uploaded a few photos just to join in the Chinese New Year countdown.
(Ignore my tilted photo. I am terrible with getting my horizon straight. 🙂 Do you see a white ‘opening’ on the cloudy skies. Nice eh? I did not photoshop these photos, just upload directly from my camera. )
Do make a trip to this temple, even if you are not a devotee of Kuan Yin. The view of the island is magnificent from the top. Moreover, the garden is well-kept and I simply love the kois in the pond. By now, I think they have lighted up the place and at night, they are beautiful.
Wooooo! This is my favourite photo of the batch I took the other day. I am not sure who this deity is but I think he must be in charge of hades or something from his fierce look. 🙂 There is a pair of them ‘guarding’ the island, perhaps? Can you spot Komtar in the photo?
All these photos are available in 800 pixels (shown here are 500 pixels) at my Flickr site.
Some previous posts from PenangFaces
1. Quan Yin
2. Kek Lok Si night view