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Through stairways and slopes – Kek Lok Si Temple, Part 1

Posted by on May 5th, 2009
File Under: Featured, Penang, Photos, Sights

The Kek Lok Si Temple (Penang Hokkien for “Temple of Supreme Bliss” or “Temple of Sukhavati”) is a Buddhist temple situated in Air Itam in Penang and is one of the best known temples on the island. It is also the largest Buddhist temple in Southeast Asia.

“Rain rain go away, come again another day.” This ditty seemed to echo in my mind as I stepped out from the house and into the car. Although cloudy skies bring dramatic effects to an image, many photographers would agree that the rain could also be one of the photographers’ biggest adversaries. Nevertheless, I had packed my backpack and was ready to take my chances, hoping that the sun would make its presence later.

All photos and texts by Calvin Kwok