Ayer Itam temple, Penang : general view

A 1950s photograph showing a pagoda at the Kek Lok Si Temple (also known as the Temple of Supreme Bliss) which is located at Ayer Itam Penang, Malaya. The temple, which is the largest temple in Penang, took 20 years to be completed and the pagoda incorporates a Chinese octagonal base with a middle tier of Thai design, and a Burmese crown. Part of a compiled album, with a label : "PHOTOGRAPHS BY : R.K. TYERS. Staff STRAITS STEAMSHIP CO., LTD. SINGAPORE." Title transcribed from album. Date of creation estimated.

Credit Line

From the Lee Kip Lin Collection. All rights reserved. Lee Kip Lin and National Library Board, Singapore 2009.

Subjects
  • Architecture and Landscape>>Building Types>>Religious Buildings
  • Architecture and Landscape>>Architectural Styles
  • Buddhist temples--Malaysia--Photographs
  • Pagodas--Malaysia--Photographs
  • Arts>>Architecture>>Religious buildings

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