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Home TRAVELING Outing Kek Lok Si Temple Penang | Lanterns & Traditional Chinese Boy Clothing

Dearest Austin,
You may not know that Kek Lok Si Temple is one of the best known temples in Penang. Sits on a small hill near the wet market of Ayer Itam township - the central of the isle, Kek Lok Si is famed for its Chinese New Year lanterns illumination. Visitors from abroad, outstation and locals flock together during the festival period of Chinese New Year to witness the impressive illuminating lanterns every night, be it on weekdays or weekends until Chap Goh Meh. Hard to believe that the brightly lit-up lanterns festival contributes to major traffic congestion in Ayer Itam area and roads leading to this attraction.
The traffic congestion at Penang wet market - Ayer Itam
Face-lifted Ayer Itam wet market sign
We chose to be different, thus we picked a Sunday in broad daylight to enjoy our photography session. Going with the theme of Lunar New Year, we dressed you up with the traditional Chinese costume of dragon motif. Back in the history of centuries ago, fabric that had dragon motif was only allowed to be worn by the royals!


Bronze Kuan Yin - Goddess of Mercy at Kek Lok Si Temple
Kek Lok Si Buddhist Temple in the making - bronze statue of Kuan Yin
Despite it was your first outing at one of the famous Penang's tourist spots, we did not begin the exploration from foothill. Instead, we drove uphill to the summit of Kek Lok Si Temple, where a bronze Goddess of Mercy (Kuan Yin) resides.
Toddler in aquamarine traditional chinese clothing
Baby boy walking behind red lanterns
Baby Body held up by mommy to touch red lantern
You are truly outstanding among the crowd in the aquamarine traditional costume. A few tourists from India spotted you and asked permission to take pictures with you!
Toddler boy in aquamarine chinese costume walking outside a temple
A baby boy is counting three with his fingers
A chinese boy walks out from temple pavillion
The morning was short but Daddy - our professional photographer did an impressive job. Our memory was well-kept, in fact he was freezing the moments of our joy! As the blazing hot sun sneaked out, we left with satisfaction, sniffing lots of love and happiness!

Hugs and kisses,
Momma

 


 

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