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Goddess of Mercy Temple (Kuan Yin Teng)

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A famous old Chinese temple

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 21, 2015
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Guangzhou, China
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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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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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Thank Rebecca M
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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Kiruna, Sverige
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

A very old and beautiful temple definitely worth a look! Good way to get away from the busy city streets as well.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

It looks like a simple old temple but do a bit of research on its background before visiting to appreciate its existence.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

Remembered a beautiful, old, solemn place from my childhood. Still a lovely old temple, however some of the " atmosphere" has been lost since the refurbishment. Totally worth seeing.

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