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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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goddest of mercy

It is located at the intersection of China Street and Jalan Kapitan Keling. It is also known as the Goddest of Mercy, the oldest temple in Geroge Town. Throught out the day you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

It is located at the intersection of China Street and Jalan Kapitan Keling. It is also known as the Goddest of Mercy, the oldest temple in Geroge Town. Throught out the day you will find devotees burning incense and the smell is quite strong. You will also find stalls selling flowers and birds outside the temple. It is believe that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Was attracted by the overwhelmingly crowded worshippers when approach this historical temple in Penang. It appear that this temple of goddess of mercy is more than two hundred years long and the building show some of the very old architect structure and old Buddhist statues. One can truly immerse in the holy atmosphere and prayers of the local Chinese here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Went there with my parents and family. The weather was sunny but the wind was strong, so overall it doesn't feel hot...there's a stall selling birds for you to free them. Never go there during Chinese new year...no parking

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

The smell of the incense sticks and the calmness will definitely enchant you once you enter Goddess of Mercy Temple. This temple houses many Chinese Gods and Goddesses viz. The Goddess of Mercy (Kuan Yin Teng), Tua Pek Kong (God of Prosperity), Kshitagarbha Buddha, Hu Ye (Tiger God), Tai Suey (God of the Year) and Boddhisattva Wei Tuo. You can... More 

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

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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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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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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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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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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Address: Address: Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, George Town, Malaysia
Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang

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