Moon Gate, Kek Lok Si Temple, Penang

The Charmed Circle

Staggered on hillside terraces overlooking Air Itam, around 8km from the centre of George Town, Malaysia’s largest Buddhist temple is a visual delight. Built between 1890 and 1905, Kek Lok Si is the cornerstone of the Malay-Chinese community.

Over the years, it has been expanded, upgraded and improved and even today, work is still going on in parts of the sprawling temple complex.