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Address: Queen Street, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
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US$ 100.00*
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Colors of Georgetown
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US$ 66.00*
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Private Tour: Half-Day Penang Walking Tour

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Sri Mahamariamman Temple

Nice colourful temple on Queen Street at Llittle India area. Can plan your visit with breakfast here. Opposite the temple there is a row of Indian Muslim shop selling indian... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
KianHian L
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice colourful temple on Queen Street at Llittle India area. Can plan your visit with breakfast here. Opposite the temple there is a row of Indian Muslim shop selling indian breakfast, roti canai and chapatti etc.The temple has its own beutiful view for the day time visit and a night time lighted view.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Built in 1833, the Sri Mariamman Temple has features of sculptures of gods and goddesses over its main entrance and is located at Lebuh Queen, Georgetown. We politely ask for permission from a priest and entered the temple; which was beautifully decorated. The temple is open daily from 6.30 am - 12.00 noon and 4.30 pm - 9.00 pm.

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Perth, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

Had trouble finding the temple, as we did not realize it was the building under renovations covered in tarpaulins. Cross it off your list for now, maybe next time.

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Singapore, Singapore
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

Nothing to see here. Tarpaulins covering everything. Even peeking inside it doesn't look too special. No point in wasting time for a special visit, and hardly worth the effort of stopping as you explore the vicinity.

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Steilacoom, Washington
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

This temple is tiny and feels more like a miniature of a real south Indian temple than anything important. I looked inside and it didn't seem any more interesting than the facade. Even when open this place likely would tale less than a minute or two in your tour of Little India

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

I was sorry to see that this beautiful Hindu temple was not really accessible to tourists since it was being renovated..should be completed by April 2016 However there was still some morning pujas being performed when we went inside and the brahmin offered us to participate in the darshan, very nice gesture on his part and we truly appreciated being... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015

Sri Mariamman Temple had a lots of name called by the local. Well this temple normal close at 6.30 day. It is located at Little india queens street.

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Barcelona, Spain
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

The access of the temple is closed for the moment we can t visit it. However it is very difficult to find it in little india

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Phang Nga, Thailand
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015 via mobile

Maybe it is a 5 star attraction. But it is still not open, seems to take a long time. They told 'next month' open, but that is what they told long time ago also. Advice: make your tour, include in your walking route. If you are lucky, you can burn an extra candle and some sticks! If not open? No... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

During our recent stay in George Town, we discovered that the Sri Mariamman Temple is presently closed for restorations, meaning no visits at this time (as of July 2015). This important Hindu temple was built in 1833 and is dedicated to the goddess Mariamman. Today it is the starting point of the annual Thaipusam Festival and is known for its... More 

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