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Address: Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, George Town, Malaysia
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A famous old Chinese temple

This Guan Yi temple has been here for generations. It faces the main road leading to the Little India. It is a well-known place of worship for the local residents and tourists... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 21, 2015
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Guangzhou, China

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Fethiye, Turkey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is much the same as many Chinese Temples we have seen throughout Malaysia and is nothing special. We have certainly seen nicer. It was mobbed with people today as Chinese New Year starts tomorrow and it was almost On fire with incense burning everywhere. Very red with red decorations everywhere ready for the celebrations. Only worth a short visit... More 

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Steilacoom, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This temple seems to be the worship beehive for the Chinese community. Inside and out I felt assailed by the color red. The whole place felt cluttered and disjointed, the spiritual ambience intruded upon by all the people walking about. Historically interesting and the gorgeous tree in front with the red lanterns is a wonderful sight once it gets dark.

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Guangzhou, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

This Guan Yi temple has been here for generations. It faces the main road leading to the Little India. It is a well-known place of worship for the local residents and tourists from other parts of Malaysia. There are many artifacts in this temple that you really need to slowly search and appreciate them.

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Kiruna, Sverige
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

A very old and beautiful temple definitely worth a look! Good way to get away from the busy city streets as well.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

It looks like a simple old temple but do a bit of research on its background before visiting to appreciate its existence.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

Remembered a beautiful, old, solemn place from my childhood. Still a lovely old temple, however some of the " atmosphere" has been lost since the refurbishment. Totally worth seeing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

The last time I visited this age-old temple was in 1996. Known to be one of the oldest temples in Penang, this temple worships Guan Yin (Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva) or the Goddess of Mercy. The temple carries an aura of magnificence and age. The architecture is of a typical chinese temple one would find in Asia. In front of the temple... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

Have a tranquil experience there while watching the devout followers praying to the goddess of mercy there. This is one of the oldest temple in Penang and everyday its very crowded with people from all different place and ethnicity.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

This is the oldest Chinese temple in town…don’t be shy to go in and see the whole prayer process take place. They are praying with a container that has large sticks and moving it up and down with their hands, and once they get one of the sticks to out stand from the rest the repeat the process so the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

A hive of activity outside and in. This is obviously a well used temple. Ignorantly, I'm not sure the significance of everything around me, but people smiled and greeted me, and, a chance to sit in the garden was not lost on me.

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