We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bats' Cave Temple

Jalan Pokok Ceri | Air Itam, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Bats

Can be a little tricky to get to, and a bit of a steep slope. Still pretty cool especially since... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2018
MrDavetheSarks
,
Melbourne, Australia
Quiet place

A quiet place, it is located quite near the Penang hill and kek lok si temple. Certainly not as... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2016
IvanS225
,
Singapore
via mobile
Read all 15 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent0%
  • Very good61%
  • Average33%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
10 Mar 2018
“Bats”
11 Mar 2016
“Quiet place ”
LOCATION
Jalan Pokok Ceri | Air Itam, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
CONTACT
Website
Write a ReviewReviews (15)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Filter

1 - 10 of 10 reviews

Reviewed 10 March 2018

Can be a little tricky to get to, and a bit of a steep slope. Still pretty cool especially since they let you use a torch to see the bats.

Thank MrDavetheSarks
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

A quiet place, it is located quite near the Penang hill and kek lok si temple. Certainly not as touristy feel as compared to other places of interests. There were aprirama fishes on display in tbe premises. As for the bats in the temple, did...More

4  Thank IvanS225
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 12 February 2016

Tucked out of the way, this place is not on the main tourist drag. It's a small temple with a bat cave behind it. The cave is filled with incense (not sure what the bats think of it) and you have to wait a while...More

Thank PaperStoneScissors
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 8 April 2015

The temple is unique with the cave in it and the temple has these huge fish (can't remember name of it) in a pond within the temple. Interesting!

Thank Amy L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 11 February 2015

This is the Tua Peh Kong temple at the foot of Penang Hill in Air Itam. Built in the 1900's, this temple has a cave inside it where thousands of bats dwell. They hang upside down and sleep during the day and fly out to...More

Thank nellielim
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 30 January 2015

I love syncretic Chinese temples, and so for me this place was a delight. The main deity is Tua Pek Gong (Taoist) - a protective deity in charge of a tract of land, and his statue was excellent. Their Guan Yin (Buddhist) statue, unlike any...More

Thank The-Happy-Traveller0
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 January 2015 via mobile

This temple is unique because it was constructed in the face of a cave which was inhabited by bats. You've to go in the temple to see the bats clinging on the rock surface. May not be a big tourist attraction but i would recommend...More

Thank Dennis K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 20 July 2014

Just a place where worship can be done, but not entertainment spot for any persons from the world .. Maintained good and moreover i think that earlier there can be some bats in and around there but presently all should have shifted their residence to...More

Thank Kaviyanathan
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 19 April 2013

A secluded place of worship. Known to a few tourist but not to the locals. Has been given a new life a couple of years ago. A said-to-be haven for bats but I have yet to see one. Mainly for worship, prayers and ceremonial purposes.

1  Thank AndreLeOng
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 27 September 2012

They actually built the temple around the cave. It's situated off a beaten track so getting there is not easy. The temple consist of may deity's and good for those who seek wealth and fortune blessing.

Thank Ratsin
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 126 hotels in Penang Island
Hotel Waterfall
26 reviews
2.03 miles away
Tropics 8
4 reviews
2.27 miles away
Pingsa Hotel
1 review
2.32 miles away
Berjaya Penang Hotel
469 reviews
2.58 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Winter Warmers Coffee & Tea House
11 reviews
1.16 miles away
Ayer Itam Penang Assam Laksa
255 reviews
.48 miles away
David Brown's Restaurant and Tea Terraces
242 reviews
1.26 miles away
Batu Lanchang Market Food Court
43 reviews
1.33 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Kek Lok Si Temple
3,309 reviews
.66 miles away
Ayer Itam Market
61 reviews
.48 miles away
The Habitat Penang Hill
288 reviews
1.36 miles away
Colonial Penang Museum
281 reviews
2.40 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Bats' Cave Temple staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
;