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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
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Reviewed 14 December 2018

Not touristic at all, you are immersed in the Chinese Buddhist community. Please don't disturb the locals that are praying, but enjoy it!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank charlyclerisse
Reviewed 7 December 2018

It's interesting that this temple doesn't have all the glittery gold of the Reclining Buddha temple, but represents the true austere Buddhist philosophy. First thing you notice is the huge incense sticks that are so big they are on the ground. The one complaint I...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank NYPanda888
Reviewed 10 November 2018

Being a Taoist I visit temples and this place is also world renowed as a tourist attraction during the daytime.Throughout the day there are visitors and devotees asking for blessings. Around this place are many shops selling prayer parapnenalia and on big occasions beggars congregate...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank toh c
Reviewed 20 October 2018

We must have been there on a holiday because the Goddess of Mercy Temple was very crowded and there was incense everywhere. We were just passing by while walking through the city, but no one stopped us from looking inside. The Temple is accessible from...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Marcia71
Reviewed 11 October 2018

Lovely typical temple to the Godess of Mercy, who protects seafarers and Penang, fully decked out in Chinese bling

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank happysheepChina
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Visited Penang in September, 2018. This temple we visited on our way from airport to Georgetown. This is called Snake Temple by the locals. There are also snakes kept in glass box inside.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Rahatsareen
Reviewed 3 October 2018

It is beautiful Chinese temple and it is still used for worship. It was nice to watch the worshippers. It a very nice ambience.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank bhatku101
Reviewed 21 September 2018

A must visit temple in Penang not only for the temple but for observing the native people who worship there and their rituals. Inside is a gratifying insight to their religion and beliefs but you have to remain respectful and quiet throughout showing respect for...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ProtogShane
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

One of old temple in penang, not to crowd during weekday and easy to acess by CAT (free bus) : from KOMTAR stop in front of bus stop no 16 but pls take note that you have to press stop button from inside bus or...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank emikosuryali
Reviewed 3 September 2018

A small, lovely temple that's in the middle of George Town and definitely worth a stop if you're at all interested in Chinese culture.

Date of experience: August 2018
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If I recall properly there was a small entrance fee.