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Goddess of Mercy Temple (Kuan Yin Teng)

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Address: Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
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Definitely worth a visit in the morning.

It is definitely worth a visit in the morning, to see the devotees burning joss sticks to make offerings in the temple. There are also many people bringing packed vegetarian... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 August 2016
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Accidentally noticed that there's a small little quiet garden at the backyard when going to the washroom. You may rest your eyes a little from the smoke of joysticks in the main temple.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Visited this place during a prayer festival, plenty of locals burning joss sticks and doing prayers. Monks were praying inside the temple at the altar. A truly first hand experience of Chinese religious culture. Thoroughly enjoyed the visit

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Kajang, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

this temple on the hill is very attractive. The kwan yin statue atop is big but majestic. Nice place to take in the view of the city below.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

This place is good , but be careful with your belongings and if your giving any charity kindly be strict with them and never ever give cash , they will be worst then animals in the jungle . And bring a mini fan and umbrella it's hot and sometimes rain will pour .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

On this day, we worshipped even though it's drizzling. It's a must visit place for most Chinese believers. Huge joss sticker costs RM15, my sincerity level up once more.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

The temple is located high on the hill. A taxi offered to take us to the top but we decided to walk. Mistake. We climbed a narrow alley of hundreds of steps. On each side the whole way up there are hawkers stalls selling the same tourist products. For the whole climb we wew harrassed to buy the products. Halfway... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

... and this at first impression is confirmed if you deepen (as I did) the temple history, beyond the little that is written on your guidebook. It's not only the presence of the beggars to be reminder of India; so is the crowding and the liveliness of the surrounding space, which contrasts with the quiet features of other Chinese temples,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

It is definitely worth a visit in the morning, to see the devotees burning joss sticks to make offerings in the temple. There are also many people bringing packed vegetarian food as offering to be distributed the less fortunate people at about 12.00 noon.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

For some reason TripAdvisor recommended this temple as one of the best sites to see in Georgetown. I am not sure why; the temple is rather small and, as a Chinese temple rather than a Malay one, no different to any other temple across South East Asia. Even some of the locals don't seem to know of its existence, it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

I don't know how to pray but there are locals who are very helpful! They teach me the step to pray! Suitable for those who like hiatorical buildings!😄

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