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Sri Mariamman Temple

Queen Street, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
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Ranked #24 of 41 Attractions in George Town
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Boynton Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Unfortunately upon arriving I was greeted with an array of scaffolding. The front door was chained shut and there were paint cans and other various construction materials lying around. The roof carvings are nice - likely awaiting to be painted. A lot smaller than I expected especially after seeing the Sri Mariamman Temple in Kuala Lumpur.

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Bowie, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I took a quick trip to George Town during a business trip to Singapore. I saw much nicer Hindu temples in Singapore; with that said, this one was the only one I saw in George Town, and if you are not familiar with Hindu temples, it's neat to see, especially due to all of the carvings on the roof.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I'm sure that this temple is usually stunning. It looks like it is from the pictures. However, when we visited today, it was under renovation. As a result, it is all white, ready to be repainted and you cannot go in. Therefore, it was not particularly pretty. You will probably walk past this temple when exploring other areas of Penang,... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

It's under construction at the moment. Please do visit later date to enjoy the art work yet they still open for prayers and you can enjoy the peaceful environment.

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Madrid, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

comparing to indian temples this is on a very small scale....though a nice introduction before you visit south india. take fotos and ponder over the different gods who keep hindus happy.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I accidently came across this temple as I was taking photographs and happened to see the top of the building from the roadside. After meandering down lane ways I eventually found it but discovered that you can get to it from a small roadway further up. As can be seen by the photographs it is just beautiful and these pictures... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Really enjoyed this temple. It has some fascinating designs and architecture. Very open and welcoming too.

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Nice style of construction, which is a mixture of tamil temples in Malaysia.. There are lots of indian's over there and a nice place to visit and make a feeling that you are not far from hometown ..!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

This is a typical south Indian style temple covered with carvings of gods and goddesses many of which are colourfully painted. It is in the Little India area of Georgetown and you can get to it easily by walking a few hundred yards down Chulia Street towards the ferry jetty. The area is only a few hundred yards square but... More

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

When attempting to visit in March 2014 there seemed to be some confusion. Locals said the temple was closed for renovations but we were within visiting hours. Bottom line we didn't get in but were still able admire the fantastically ornate, outside decorations, particularly on the roof. As compensation we did get to look at the many coin shops that... More

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