So, this post will predominantly be photos. Kek Lok Si Temple in Penang is so photogenic, and we took way too many pictures and stayed there for most of a morning!!
We took bus 203 from KOMTAR, which is a bus station on the outskirts of old town George town. I will add a link here to KOMTAR on google maps: https://goo.gl/maps/tQjnqwxc73Q2
The bus ride cost 2RM and it took about 30 minutes. We followed our location on maps.me so that we knew when to get off the bus.
When you enter the temple, there is immediately to your right, a giant pond where you can feed turtles. You can purchase a bundle of turtle food from the nice man that is conveniently selling both turtle food and cold human water.
You can either walk up to the two other temple levels, or purchase a ticket for the funicular. We chose the cooler option, and rode in style!
The top level of Kek Lok Si has a giant statue of the Goddess of Mercy, Kuan Yin. As well, there are statues with each Chinese zodiac animal depicted. You will also kind a pagoda in the middle of a small pond.
The middle level of Kek Lok Si is filled with gorgeous gardens, temples and a large multi level pagoda. We spent quite a lot of time wandering around the beautiful gardens.
We then climbed to the top of the mulit story pagoda, and were rewarded with incredible views of the entire city!
After quite a few hours at the temple, we pulled ourselves away, in order to find some food and narrowly miss a giant downpour of rain. We absolutely loved Kek Lok Si Temple, and can not recommend it enough!! It was definitely the highlight of our entire time in Malaysia.