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Goddess of Mercy Temple (Kuan Yin Teng)

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Address: Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, George Town, Malaysia

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We went to Kuan Yin temple after visit Hainan temple. As now is the chinese new year season therefore a lot of local people come here for praying. We saw also some people... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We went to Kuan Yin temple after visit Hainan temple. As now is the chinese new year season therefore a lot of local people come here for praying. We saw also some people distribute ang pao to the homeless older.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This is the oldest Taoist temple in Penang. Built in 1728 by Chinese settlers, it has undergone numerous renovations since then. Situated in Pitt Street, this is a very popular temple and is thronged with devotees especially during the festivals of Kuan Yin and the 1st and 15th day of the Chinese Lunar Calender. Filled with history, this temple is... More 

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Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This temple has been visited by local devotees for mote than 200 years. It's still bustling with prayers burning incense and give other offerings. Also unique, is everyday (1-2 times a day) they will hand out food for the poor elderlies. You can also buy some birds to be released as offering to the goddess. Non-Buddhists are also very welcomed... More 

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George Town, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This place reminded me of some pilgrimage centers, with the faithful rushing in and out, burning their incenses and praying for their ancestors. This is a very nice place to visit.

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Rajkot, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

if you are in Malaysia and going to visit Penang then one must visit this temple it is best in it class and one must not miss to visit.

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Chiang Mai Province, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

If you want to see a temple in Georgetown, you need to see this Chinese temple. Watch from the sideline and it gives you a great example of the rites. It is worth a visit and you can join in if you find a chinese to show you around.

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This was one of the first places we happened upon when we got to Penang. It was Chinese Valentine's Day (week), so there was a lot happening here that day. On other days we went by, there always seemed to be things happening here, too. I believe it's the oldest Chinese Temple on Penang, and is definitely one of the... More 

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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Its the oldest temple in Penang, it is also the home of the Goddess of Mercy, Guang Yin (Kuan Yin). Its not the biggest and flashiest temple but the devotees are there everyday to offer prayers and seek for blessings. Personally, I go there every time I visit Penang to pay my respects to the Lady.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

No visit in Penang is complete without coming by for a faithful prayers. We heard the Goddess of Mercy is very powerful and came for blessing. The place is rather smoky and dated, it is undergoing restoration soon.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

We were told that This Kuan Yin Temple was built in the 1800s by early Chinese settlers of the Hokkien and Cantonese communities were once used not only for religious but also for social functions within the Chinese community. The whole area is normally smoky with smell of burning incense from the offering from devotees which could be purchased form... More 

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