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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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Definitely worth a visit in the morning.

It is definitely worth a visit in the morning, to see the devotees burning joss sticks to make offerings in the temple. There are also many people bringing packed vegetarian... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Gerard R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is definitely worth a visit in the morning, to see the devotees burning joss sticks to make offerings in the temple. There are also many people bringing packed vegetarian food as offering to be distributed the less fortunate people at about 12.00 noon.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

For some reason TripAdvisor recommended this temple as one of the best sites to see in Georgetown. I am not sure why; the temple is rather small and, as a Chinese temple rather than a Malay one, no different to any other temple across South East Asia. Even some of the locals don't seem to know of its existence, it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

I don't know how to pray but there are locals who are very helpful! They teach me the step to pray! Suitable for those who like hiatorical buildings!😄

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Thank yvonnec49
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Temple crowded with both locals and foreigners. Temple retain its antique features. You will feel like local when you visit this temple. Must visit this temple

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Thank Molly2159
George Town, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

Goddess of Mercy Temple Kuan Yin is located in Georgetown along Pitt Street. It is the oldest temple which is more than 100 years old built in the 18th century. Many local devotees pray for blessings and also some make their vows in this temple. Devotees can only light joss sticks and candles outside the temple unlike before they were... More 

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

We were very lucky as we visited different parts of Malaysia when it was quiet and in fact most of the attractions we were the only tourists! So we were very lucky. This was our first temple in Georgetown, the heat was searing even on the courtyard outside which had the largest thickest pink incense sticks we have ever seen... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016 via mobile

Loved this place so much that we went twice as you can spend hours strolling around and admire the architecture, the worshippers, the serenity a d the view this place has to offer. If you can, try to avoid this place on weekends as it can get very crowded

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Fethiye, Turkey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

This is much the same as many Chinese Temples we have seen throughout Malaysia and is nothing special. We have certainly seen nicer. It was mobbed with people today as Chinese New Year starts tomorrow and it was almost On fire with incense burning everywhere. Very red with red decorations everywhere ready for the celebrations. Only worth a short visit... More 

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Steilacoom, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016 via mobile

This temple seems to be the worship beehive for the Chinese community. Inside and out I felt assailed by the color red. The whole place felt cluttered and disjointed, the spiritual ambience intruded upon by all the people walking about. Historically interesting and the gorgeous tree in front with the red lanterns is a wonderful sight once it gets dark.

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Thank Chuck B
Guangzhou, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

This Guan Yi temple has been here for generations. It faces the main road leading to the Little India. It is a well-known place of worship for the local residents and tourists from other parts of Malaysia. There are many artifacts in this temple that you really need to slowly search and appreciate them.

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