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Address: Jalan Kebun Bunga, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
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Lord Muragans temple

Lots of steps to negotiate, about 500? The view is however well worth the hike. Hindu temple which is not that well advertised to visit.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rebecca M
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Banbury, United Kingdom

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of steps to negotiate, about 500? The view is however well worth the hike. Hindu temple which is not that well advertised to visit.

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Ipoh, malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

This temple I have to visit as it is a prayer time. It is on the hilltop and there are steps to go and pray . I found out there is a peaces when you sit down and meditate. Do some donation to the temple.

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London, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

The temple is located on a hill. Visitors walk up the hill to the temple to pay respect to the Hindu God of War, Lord Murugan. The climb up the stairs reward visitors with great views of Penang. We visited the temple today which is Thaipusam, a celebration dedicated to Lord Murugan who used his “vel” to defeat the forces... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

A walk to the top is nothing but a physical test to all who take up the challenge of seeing the Lord at His lair. Enjoy the breathtaking view as you climb up the 500+ stairs.Early February would be a great time to visit this Temple as Hindus from around the Northern region would gather here fulfilling their vows to... More 

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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

For you to reach the main temple, you need to take 513 steps. Been there twice already and looking forward to going again. I suppose the best time to go is when they have religious festivals.

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

This is a brilliant temple not to be missed. At the top of the hill lies this beautiful temple and have a nice view too. It's best to go early in the morning or late evening since the steps get a bit hot during the day. Please claim bare foot.

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Thank Woody992
Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

This is a must visit spot for Hindu worshippers in Penang. Located just behind the Penang hill, this temple is located at the hillside.. Just only about halfway to the top. About 518 steps await for devotees just to get up this temple (the elevation is roughly 150-200m from ground level). Remember, Batu Caves have only 272 steps up. Part... More 

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Thank DrRuben
Singapore
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Reviewed 26 December 2016

Visited the temple on 18/12/2016. What a serene location! To reach the temple you have to escalate 513 steps (steps are fine...not to high or low). Along the way, you will notice some monkeys in the woods. Take note, it will cause any problem so long it's not disturbed. Try to buy garlands from City centre (in case you are... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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40 reviews
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Reviewed 13 December 2016

A quiet temple located above 513 steps. The steps are not too bad actually, not too steep, manageable. Recommended for those who enjoy a quiet morning.

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Klang, Malaysia
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Reviewed 3 November 2016

A must visit temple if you are in Penang. The main deity is Lord Muruga. Various celebrations take place here such asThaipusam, Skantha Shashti and Thiru Karthigai festival. The temple is known as Tannir malai kovil among locals. Temple timings are 6am till 12.30noon or 4:15pm till 8:45pm. There is no mode of transportation up the hill such as winch... More 

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