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Address: Muntri Street, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
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Interesting temple on Muntri street

On Muntri Street the Hainan Temple is situated, founded in the 19th century. It is a splendid, well maintained temple, worth a visit. Curiously, in this temple shoes must be... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 January 2016
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

The Hainan Temple in Georgetown is one of a group of temples - present in East and Southeast Asia - founded by the Chinese coming from Hainan island (the largest island in the South China Sea, facing Vietnam). In Hainan, among others, the worship of Shui Wei Sheng Niang deity arose. Belonging to the Taoist Pantheon, Shui Wei is considered... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

On Muntri Street the Hainan Temple is situated, founded in the 19th century. It is a splendid, well maintained temple, worth a visit. Curiously, in this temple shoes must be removed, not a common practice in most Chinese temples. In Chinese temples it is deemed bad manners to step on thresholds.

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Guangzhou, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2015

Quietly settled along Muntri Street, this temple is well-maintained and colourful. It is also the venue for Hainan Association. The stone carvings at the main entrance are amazing for their craftsmanship. It is worth a short stop if you are on walking tour along Muntri Street.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

Located in Muntri Street, this temple is dedicated to Mazu or Mar Chor Poh, the patron diety of seafarers. Completed in 1895, the temple was remodeled in 1995 during its centenary. Built in the Hainanese style with ornate stone dragon carvings on the pillars and carved stone walls in the Sung style. The roof has a pair of exquisite dragons... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015

it is located along Muntri St. This was founded in 1866 and of Hainanese style. It has some exquisite stone carvings. This temple id dedicated to the patron deity of seafarers.

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2015 via mobile

It's a small temple with 100 plus old years old. Very antique feel decoration. The staff are very friendly. Not so many tourists. I feel peacefully when walking around. I am able to know more about history of Hainan people at Penang.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2012

This is listed on all the Penang maps but its a really random temple. Its lovely, but really you want to be lucky enough to meet someone who works there. If you do, you will be guided around the temple and have everything explained to you and you can end up learning about Chinese culture and Malaysia on another level... More 

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