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This is a guest post written by Mireille of The Schizo Chef: I am a chef by training and my main reason for visiting Penang is that it is reputed to have the best food in all of Malaysia…but my visit gave me much more than delicious Laksa, Roti Canai, and Mee Goreng. Today I am going to take you on a spiritual journey to the largest Buddhist temple in all of Southeast Asia. Kek Lok Si Temple on Penang Island, Malaysia is a pilgrimage site for Buddhists from China, Vietnam, the Philippines and the entire region. It is located in a suburb of Georgetown, Ayer Itam. Before we get to the visit, let’s first learn a little history. History Kek Lok Si Temple, also known as the Temple of Supreme Bliss or the Temple of Paradise, was built over a 40 year period from 1890-1930. It is a complex…