Goddess of Mercy Temple (Kuan Yin Teng)

Goddess of Mercy Temple (Kuan Yin Teng)

Goddess of Mercy Temple (Kuan Yin Teng)
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Leonhkny
Hong Kong, China20,340 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Kuan Yin Teng is one among many Chinese temples in George Town's historic city center. It is quite popular among the local Chinese community for fortune telling. For tourists, it is less impressive than other major clan temples, or kongsis nearby.
Written 19 January 2024
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TheCount69
Rochdale, UK880 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Visited as part of a cruise ship excursion. The incense burning smells great and it was full of worshippers. Very interesting and our guide gave us lots of information about the temple and culture.
Outside though were numerous homeless or beggars but they didnt approach any of us so caused no problem
Written 12 February 2020
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DaudRay
Penang Island, Malaysia215 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This is a very interesting place to see traditional Chinese religion being enthusiastically practiced by both young and old, traditional as well as modern looking Chinese people. They no longer allow burning jos sticks into the temple, which limits the photographic opportunities. But it's still interesting to see.
Written 31 December 2020
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DadandCab
Coffs Harbour, Australia1,242 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The temple is in the centre of town & is probably the most visited by tourists. But tourists are still outnumbered by worshippers. there are a number of signs about what to do/not do so as not to offend. The outside is highly decorated & incredibly ornate. A must do when in Penang.
Written 20 February 2020
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lbyrne99
Dublin, Ireland362 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
This was a beautiful temple . Lots of sights and smells . Beautiful rituals to see . In a town of temples this is a very fine one
Written 5 July 2023
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OOISIANGLUN@SEU338E
117 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
The most oldest Taoist temple in Penang. The temple was built on the year 1728. The temple is dedicated to the Taoist Goddess of Mercy, Guan Yin.
Written 12 June 2020
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HANRY_WOO
MEDAN35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Family
Original built in 1800s with chinese hokkien style to honour the guanyin (bodhisatva of buddism).
Building was renovated, but the style still the same as past. Temple is crowded of people or tourists. We can see how the malaysian chinese do theirs worship ritual to their deities/god.
If so crowded, you can choose to take a rest at the courtyard at the back of the main building, position near the toilet.
Beautiful chinese architecture bulding.
Don't miss it when you visited penang.
Written 6 January 2017
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Patricia S
Melbourne, Australia204 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Fascinating to watch the worshippers offering prayers whilst burning joss sticks. These in turn are collected and burnt in nearby fiery cauldrons.
Written 16 March 2020
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Dnaray
Aberdeen, UK839 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
A very busy temple and it almost felt intrusive visiting. Some of the incence sticks were like trees and quite dangerous as they burned. I would only recommend visiting the exterior.
Written 26 February 2020
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dan2963eve
George Town, Malaysia438 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
The architecture of this temple plus the old hand carved wooden tables and decor inside is amazing. Not to be missed.
Written 21 February 2020
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