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Nice view temple. Just went there for the vegetarian prayer. This place always have special... read more

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A Marvellous Taoist Temple"

This is a New-ish temple located in Butterworth, started out as "quite modest" in 1974, and now... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2018
Mark D
Penang Island, Malaysia
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Rumah Berhala Tow Boo Kong Butterworth, or Tow Boo Kong Temple for short, is one of the most distinctive Nine Emperor Gods Temple in Malaysia. Located in Jalan Raja Uda, Butterworth, Penang, this majestic temple stands on 2 plots of land with a...more
Lot 894 & 896 Jalan Raja Uda, Butterworth 12300, Malaysia
+60 4-331 8717
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice view temple. Just went there for the vegetarian prayer. This place always have special events. Especially a month before Chinese new year.

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Reviewed 1 October 2018

This is a New-ish temple located in Butterworth, started out as "quite modest" in 1974, and now, its architecture, colours, and "embedded arts" make it the "most distinctive" such Temple in Malaysia--- covering almost an acre! It is also called the "Nine Emperor Gods Taoist...More

1  Thank Mark D
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

It is beautiful temple with traditional arts. Worth to visit if you are in somewhere nearby. Visit during daytime for normal days. Or night time during chinese new year or festivals.

Thank JudyL2046
Reviewed 22 July 2018

This Nine Emperor Gods Taoist temple is one of the must visit scenes when you drop by Butterworth especially if you are a photobug. Its located at Jalan Raja Uda which is one of the busiest neighborhood/ street as well. Recommended to visit as night...More

Thank Eng C
Reviewed 29 June 2018

The Nine Emperor God Temple is a great place to collect your thoughts. If your coming from the port, take a bus there and a taxi back. Beautiful carving all over the Temple. I had someone explain about the different rooms which was really interesting.

Thank Matthew S
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

This is arguably one of the five most beautiful temples in Malaysia and is a must - see if you are in Seberang Perai. Unless you come during a festival, there is ample parking. Best to come at night to admire the lights.

Thank pianocello
Reviewed 26 April 2018

This Taoist temple located along Jalan Raja Uda is dedicated to the Nine Emperor Gods. Relatively new as it was completed in 2000, the once small shrine is now a grand and intricately designed temple. Murals, stuccos and sculptures of dragons, lions and mythycal figures...More

1  Thank nellielim
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

If you're going from Georgetown, you can take the ferry to Butterworth and it's a short Uber drive from there which can save you the toll charge on the bridge. The temple is gorgeous and is to be seen in both daylight and in the...More

1  Thank ram_en_bowl
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

The architecture and design of this place is stunning, I visited this place during the day and the temple was quiet and deserted. Lots of detail and vibrant colours. I won't recommend going unless it's during a festival period as there is nothing much else...More

2  Thank Vikki L
Reviewed 19 March 2017

for the chinese year of the rooster they put in place some giant roosters just in front. nice to see, would not recommend to go just for that Temple to Penang/Butterworth. If you are already in one of the many Penang island hotels it is...More

1  Thank sauraumpfa
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