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Address: Jalan Buli Sim Sim, Sandakan, Malaysia

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Chinese temple.

Interesting Chinese temple overlooking Sandakan town and bay...nice photo ops, lots of flowers and pleasant shrubery. Typical red black and gold colors. Nitice the reverse... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2016
Larry M
Pattaya, Thailand
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Staines, United Kingdom
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311 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bao Gong Temple is lovely. It is opposite the Sim-Sim water village. Worth a visit if you are going to the water village.

Thank hulagirlSurrey
burton on trent
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We visited yesterday during our day tour from K K the view from the top is great with a panoramic view of. Sandakan

Thank johnkris
Pattaya, Thailand
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807 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2016

Interesting Chinese temple overlooking Sandakan town and bay...nice photo ops, lots of flowers and pleasant shrubery. Typical red black and gold colors. Nitice the reverse swastika symbols outlined in the landscaping and ornamentally.

Thank Larry M
Orange, Australia
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016

I have seen a lot of temples in my time but this one is worth a look. Some magnificent architecture and it is worth understanding one part of the many cultures of Malaysia. Take the time for a look.

Thank johnmorgan2016
Hong Kong, China
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2015

There is nothing to see for this temple. We just accidentally visit this temple because we wanna spend some time walking around Buli Sim Sim between breakfast and lunch.

Thank Gremlin113
Santa Rosa, California
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300 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2015

I wanted to go to Puu Jih Shih Temple on the hill, but the receptionist at my hotel suggested this place as it was within walking distance. Really not worth the trip. People in the temple were very unfriendly and made me feel as if I was intruding. There was so much incense burning, both inside and out, that it... More 

Thank Birdie3
Linapacan, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2015

Not sure if this is the same place, but nice view overlooking the city, cool to hang out for a bit, and interesting to stare at a big swaztika (the original one - referring to peace and love) engraved by bushes in the garden below the temple.

Thank kenax

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