Monday, April 11, 2011

Malaysia - Penang - Kek Lok Si Temple Part 3 - Goddess of Mercy

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We took the inclined lift to the top of the temple to see the tall goddess of mercy statue.

We need to pay RM2 per person per way to use the inclined lift.

In 2002, a 30.2m bronze statue of the Kuan Yin was completed and opened to public.


The bronze statue replaced the previous white plaster Kuan Yin statue which was damaged due to a fire a few years earlier. The bronze statue is located on the hillside above the pagoda while the head of the previous statue which survived the fire is preserved and placed on the right hand corner of the new statue.

I remember seeing this white plaster statue of the Goddess of Mercy many many years ago when I visited Penang. I think it was in late eighties.

2 comments:

thomas said...

The weather doesn't look good when you are in Penang.

alicesg said...

You are so right about the weather. It was raining when I was at the top of the temple but the rain did stop and I managed to take some quick photos before it started to rain.