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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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Charming and busy

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

This temple is a must see for most tourists and as a local, I have been frequenting it ever since I could clasp my palms together and pai-pai ...pray! However, I only discovered this gem a couple of days ago. I love having a read or a snack when I sight see and this is a perfect place to do... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Not a Buddhist myself but can't help to admire this very historical buildings with the very devout crowd here. One of the major attraction among the Georgetown historical site.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Was attracted by this very crowded old temple while strolling along the street. The temple is over two hundred years old and was always crowded with devotees praying to the goddess of mercy. Nice buildings and come with a lot of historical feature from old Chinese architecture.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Oldest temple in Georgetown. I like this temple very much, being a Buddhist myself. Would say, it's a must go to learn about Chinese culture.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

One of taoist temples you can see in George Town is Guan Yin Temple also known as the Goddess of Mercy Temple (free to visit), located on Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, just across from Lebuh Chin. Built in 1800, this is the oldest Chinese temple in Penang and an interesting place to visit. The Guan Yim Temple is typical of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

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

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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