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Address: Jalan Tukang Emas, Melaka, Malaysia
Description: The Hindu deity Vinoyagar, recognizable by the elephant head, is also...
The Hindu deity Vinoyagar, recognizable by the elephant head, is also known as Ganesg. This temple’s colorful exterior is at odds with its gloomy interior.
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A nice, small hindu temple worth seeing

The temple is very small and beautiful. Its easy to find if you have a map, and its close to the mosque if you struggle to find it. Its worth going to see while walking around... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Ben Tre Province, Vietnam
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Ben Tre Province, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

The temple is very small and beautiful. Its easy to find if you have a map, and its close to the mosque if you struggle to find it. Its worth going to see while walking around Melaka.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This temple is not as large, exotic or colourful as many Hindu temples, but it's old, has a peaceful, tranquil atmosphere and is a place for Hindus more than curious tourists. We did prayers there and that was fine; it's what it's there for.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Situated along the street where all 3 main places of worship of Hindus, Chinese and Muslims are situated. These places have stood the test of time and reminds the current generation how the community was living together then.

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Malacca, Melaka, Malaysia
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Annually, the customary prayers and activities is done. During the celebration season, one could observe the old practices of the local communities. Must not miss to view this place.

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Bontoc, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

No one is allowed to enter the temple except members. Our tour guide says that they prostrate when they worship. And this interests me.

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Delray Beach, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

After visiting the beautiful mosque and Chinese temple just up the street I was sorely disappointed at this temple. First, the front gates were locked - chained shut. I did look inside and saw some religious men walking around. The smells emanating from inside were absolutely horrible - so bad I had to walk away from the front gate. The... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Very small temple and you would get goosebumps when enter into the altar. I can felt that first time when I enter there and very serene and mind peace. So for those devotees need peace and prefers to do meditation, this is the ideal worshipping place.

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Klang, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This Hindu temple was what that caught my heart the most. It was simple yet divine. Had a peaceful and blissful time praying with family.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Very ancient, historic Hindu temple. Heard this is the ever first temple during Malaya time. Looks like a house from outside following the Chetty community style of temple but one has to go inside to see the deities and feel the calmness.

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Central Melaka District, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Looks simple on the outside but inside people devoted the deities. Yearly, peope walked bare-footed from here to Krubong and return to here on their annual prayers. Lots of coconuts are used during the festive celebrations You've got to see for yourself the silver chariot.

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