Kek Lok Si or known as the Temple of Supreme Bliss, located at Air Itam hilltop is a beautiful Buddhist temple in a rural setting. Founded in 1890s by an immigrant Chinese Buddhist, this temple is said to be the largest in Southeast Asia. This temple draws throngs of visitors during the Chinese New Year. I took the easy way by hiring a cab about RM60 to the Kek Lok Si and Penang Hill.
The giant statue of Kuan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy. The 30.2m bronze statue is one of the highlight. I was told the pavilion was recently built to shelter the statue.