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Goddess of Mercy Temple (Kuan Yin Teng)

Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
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Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
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"joss sticks"
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"chinese new year"
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"main altar"
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"worth a short visit"
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"pitt street"
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"little india"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Definitely worth a visit. Beautiful. Does close in the evening so check open hours. In the center of Georgetown...so easy walking.

Thank Sharon B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Prominent Temple with an admission charge. Well worth it to see the very ornate internal and external decorations. Small museum attached detailing the history of the temple.

Thank Ken18
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a busy place weekdays and weekends with tourists mixing with the devotees who have come to pray - dedicated to the Goddess Guanyin in the 1800's but originally when built in the early 1700's dedicated to the sea deity Mazu - the oldest...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kuan yin temple is a very old temple n local went to this temple to pray n make vow. Kuan yin or goddess of mercy is a god that will gave you a hind when you need her help.But believe me you can make a...More

Thank Mark T
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Reviewed 27 April 2018

This temple is well known for its rich heritage and religious prominence. The locals throng the place during many religious occasions throughout the year. If you want to avoid large crowds, go on a weekday. Once inside, if you are not sure of where to...More

Thank Sherene T
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

Just go, watch the worshipers and soak in the ancient atmosphere of this historic, spiritual place. It's not just the inside but all around the building.

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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit, here, whilst on a walking tour of Georgetown. A beautiful, sacred space with a palpable sense of reverence.

Thank BigWoo
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Even though it's the oldest temple in Penang, it's not the most beautiful or the most interesting. Worth a stop-in if you're passing by, but don't make a special trip for it.

Thank DCDolcevita
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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

After all the Buddhist wats in Thailand and Cambodia it made a nice change to visit a house of a different religion. The building is very colourful and ornate. It was also quite busy with visitors, though as usual have no idea what was going...More

Thank PipPaul W
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

We found this place interesting to a point but felt it was a little short on explanation. Appreciate it is a place of worship but as CNY and with all the decorations it would have been nice to know where the Goddess fitted in the...More

Thank keith47
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