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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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Beautiful temple

Lots of pretty temples to see in Penang, and this is one of them. The architecture and decorations are impressive.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lots of pretty temples to see in Penang, and this is one of them. The architecture and decorations are impressive.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you visit one temple in Penang it should be this one. Great location, plenty to see inside and outside, and the architectural details are impressive.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

As temples go, this has to be one of the oldest in Penang. It's very well known to the locals and visitors. Look out for the pigeons!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

It was very crowded when I visited it on a weekend. There are 2 barrels with some burning materials, coupled by lots of burning sticks used by people as they prayed. Also, many people taking group pictures and selfies at the front areas of this temple! I quickly went inside this temple, said my prayers and took pictures before going... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 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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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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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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