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Goddess of Mercy Temple (Kuan Yin Teng)

Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
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Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the Chinese temple dedicated to the Goddess of Mercy known as Quan Yin. The entire complex is amazing and practically covers the entire hill, which it eventually do since they never stop building. The statue is huge. Will be the attraction highlight of...More

Thank Marcel S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Kuan Yin Teng is a oldest Taoist temples in Georgetown built in 1800. Guan Yin Teng temple also known as the Goddess of Mercy Temple , located on Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, just across from Lebuh Chin.During Chinese New year a lot devotee are...More

3  Thank Michael_Teoh
Reviewed 1 April 2017

The Temple of the Goddess of Mercy (Kuan Yin Teng), was originally built for the many seafaring folk featured as Penang developed into a major commercial port! It is the oldest temple, and its external architecture set the style/features for many other Taoist temples built...More

Thank smdoctoroff
Reviewed 18 March 2017

By map reading from the cruise terminal we found this attraction very easily. Good photo shoot as very nice architecture. Did not have time to go in. A good taste of local culture

Thank Peter1941
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Set at a busy road junction with an open front courtyard. Very popular temple with huge incense sticks both on sale and being burned outside. Beautiful building and lovely interior decoration similar to many of the other temples in Penang and further afield.

1  Thank Chris B
Reviewed 15 March 2017

You could stare at the roofs and architectural features but that is just the window dressing. The interior shrines are saturated with the devotions of the faithful moving around you as you wander through catching some great photos. The front courtyard is heavy with the...More

2  Thank ruthandvern
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

An interesting and beautiful Temple to the Goddess of Compassion, Kuan Yin. It is nice to observe the Ethnic Chinese making their offerings and you too can give a small donation and take some incensed sticks, light them on the oil fires and leave them...More

Thank LisaFreeBirdCafe
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Looking "pretty small" from outside, this temple building actually stretches "some distance" to the back with even a small garden all the way at the back; also at a back area is a big painting (on tiles but on a wall) of Kuan Yin sitting...More

Thank Myo M
Reviewed 21 February 2017

This Kuan Yin Temple has a lot of history. In fact, back in colonial times, besides being a temple, it also functioned as a meeting place or "town hall" for the Chinese migrant workers. I was told that due to this complicated history (place of...More

2  Thank cclye
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Nice temple after some revamp work in 2016. Joss sticks are not allowed to be brought into inside the temple now, so it makes the air clearer.

Thank Daniel O
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