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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 3 weeks ago

Located on Pitt Street or Harmony Street, the other end of which is the Kalitan Keling Mosque and next to St. Georges Church, stands this oldest Taoist temple on the island. Dedicated to Kuan Yin or the Goddess of Mercy, this is a very popular...More

Thank nellielim
Reviewed 26 November 2017

If you have never visited a Chinese temple, then make this the first on your list. Here you will see an active temple and place of worship, not just a tourist attraction. Head through the temple and around to the back of the temple and...More

Thank Helengray17
Reviewed 18 November 2017

It's free to go inside to seek what inside the temple, but the place is quite narrow and a lot of worshipers come. What can we take is the only stunning photoshoot of the temple from the outside. It looks great and gorgeous from the...More

Thank William Z
Reviewed 30 October 2017

I've visited the Kuan Yin Temple for many years regularly on my trips and it has not changed too much, except that nowadays joss sticks are not allowed inside the temple anymore. They have to be placed on the outside for health reasons, however it...More

Thank Asian_Wanderer888
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Stumbled upon this temple while having a random walkabout through George Town's historic lanes with my friends. Spotted it all the way down the main road and it looked so elegant and commanding, I knew I had to walk to it and see it for...More

Thank Grace B
Reviewed 13 September 2017

We were exploring Georgetown and it was a very hot afternoon. As we came by this place of worship, it was busy with many devotees worshiping n seeking. Can a quite a site n sight for those who have never seen temple activities close up....More

Thank nickngsg
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful temple. Very quiet and just gives you inner peace and warm feeling. Maximum time needed here 30 min. Pictures are allowed but not inside the main altar. Very green and warm atmosphere. Good place to visit and a good place to view the penang...More

Thank PurnimaJaay
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Visited the temple on a Sunday and was a bit crowded but worth it once you get to the top and see the view over Penang. Toilet facilities are not great and would recommend to use facilities elsewhere. Temples self is nice to see.

Thank Francois T
Reviewed 16 July 2017

I have always seen this category of off the beaten path and wondered what it actually means, until I came across this beautiful temple. A very different kind of architecture specially for a first timer like me. Close to Chulia Street, Little India and China...More

Thank n_jaswant
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

This temple is the most famous in Penang Island behind Kek Lok Si temple, many people from another state go to worship here every weekend.

Thank Engkeat1992
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