In the morning of our last full day on Penang Island, we went hiking in «Taman Negara Pulau Pinang» (Penang National Park). The hike mainly led us through a jungle colored in more than fifty shades of green with weird sounds and exotic plants everywhere. It was beautiful and relaxing despite the heat and the numerous noisy Chinese tourists.
Later on in the day, we visited the «Kek Lok Si» temple, roughly 50 minutes by bus from Georgetown. Unfortunately, we were a bit late so they were just about to close down the area. We were still able to see some of it, missing out on the Statue of Guanyin though, one of the highlights. (We obviously did see it, for it is about 30 meters tall – we just couldn’t get as close as we would’ve liked). The temple was still very impressing, it was huge and everything was decorated in minute detail. Looking at the photos now, it almost looks like some sort of miniature world.
When we decided to leave, we noticed that we got locked in along with three other tourists. After trying to find a way out (without having to climb the big gate with spikes on top) for a while, we managed to find a nun who managed to find a monk who finally led us out of the site through some back exit.