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Penang, Malaysia - J&A at Kek Lok Si Temple

After spending a couple of unexpected, but rather glorious days with our friends in Bandar Tasek Mutiara, we finally made it to our original destination, Penang. 

Not so bad, from Butterworth, all we needed to do was take the ferry over, and we soon found ourselves in Georgetown, on Palau Pinang, or Penang Island.

Penang, also colloquially known as "The Pearl of the Orient," is quite the culturally-rich place, as well.  If you’re into temples, there are more than enough on this island, to go around. 

You have your Chinese temples and clan houses, Hindu temples, Muslim mosques . . . You can even find a Catholic church that’s squeezed its way here somehow. 

Really enjoyed touring the city, although, after a couple days here, Arnaud and I were "templed out" and ready to get back to the mainland and back to our dear friends in Bandar Tasek Mutiara.

Penang, Malaysia - Kek Lok Si Temple, oldest Buddist Temple in Malaysia
  So, see ya Penang!!

Let me not forget to say a big Thank You to Ramesh for your CS hospitality during our stay in Penang!

Penang, une ile connue pour ses divers temples situés en plein cœur de la ville.

Après 30 minutes de ferry, on débarqua sur la terre ferme. On avait déjà un contact via CS donc on laissa nos sacs et on commença la visite.

C’est vrai que les temples il y en a partout et de tout les genres, hindou, chinois, ils sont tous là au milieu de 2 hôtels, entre 2 magasins ou au fond d’un cul-de-sac.

Trois jours étaient suffisants pour faire une visite complète de l’ile. Il était temps de revenir sur le continent comme dirait l’autre !!

esterc1019 says:
you guys just make me laugh (templed out) lol
Posted on: Aug 15, 2008
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