The construction of this Kek Lok Si Temple (Temple of Supreme Bliss) can be traced back to 1890, about a hundred year after Penang Island was founded by Captain Francis Light, a Colonial Official from British. It is one of the famous and worth to visit site in the island.
The temple is the biggest in Southeast Asia, but size does not tell story. This is the place where we understand and learn about Buddhism through everything that comes into our sight.Pagoda of ten thousands Buddhas: This pagoda is having a Chinese octagonal base with the external facades of the rising levels are Thai and a Burmese crown.
The prayers talk to their protectors through the burning joss sticks in the censer. The rising smoke is the messenger.
Somehow, we can also see the world and fortune through an oil-lamp.
(We find many temples (Chinese and Indian temples), mosques and churches in Malaysia. I came across an article saying that there are at least 66 percent of people in Malaysia pray everyday, followed by those in Philippines and India, where 55 percent of Americans pray daily).