Here are some pictures of my recent trip to Penang’s Kek Lok Si Temple. I used the Olympus EPL-3 with kit lens (which I already sold it) to take some pics. I must admit that I’m quite pleased with the picture quality. I also tried using the Art Filters on some pics, which is quite cool.
The famous Kek Lok Si Temple. I went there with my parents once when I was very young. Looks much better now and well maintained.
Upon reaching the pagoda at Kek Lok Si, you will encounter a few temples. Really quiet and peaceful here.
Another temple here. This one has nice stone carvings on the pillars and outside walls as well. You can hear light Buddhist chanting CD being played.
The pillars inside the temple with the carvings. Really nice!
The outer walls with some beautiful concrete stone carvings.
A detailed look at one of the carving block. I really like the intricate carvings.
With a small donation at the temple, you can offer prayers and wishes written on colored paper to hang it on the ‘wishing tree’. I am not sure if the term is correct but will find out more info.
There is also a small pond where you will see hundreds of terrapins (I think it’s the red eared slider). This pond has been around since I was a kid when I came here!
Terrapins posing for the camera! I was lucky to chance upon this two fellas, plus another one stealing the shot. LOL!
Found an interesting view of the pagoda. Yes the heat was blazing hot that day. Remember to put on your sunscreen lotion if you ‘takut panas’ (can’t stand the hot weather)!
I also tried using the Art Filters on the Olympus EPL-3. This one is with the’dramatic tone’ filter. Quite cool effects!
Another one with the ‘dramatic tone’ art filter. I guess it works best if there’s a sunny day with high contrast scene. This one is taken from the top of the pagoda.
We also took the inclined lift at the hilltop to view bronze statue of Kuan Yin. You have to pay for the short lift ride though. I think it’s Rm15. Pricey but it’s suppose to help upkeep and maintain the temple, so I’m cool with that.
The bronze statue of Kuan Yin (Goddess of Mercy) is 30.2 meters in height. It was completed in 2002 and an ornate shelter for the Kuan Yin statue was constructed later in 2009.