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Address: Queen Street, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
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Private Tour: Half-Day Indian Culture Tour in Penang
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Private Tour: Half-Day Penang Walking Tour

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The Oldest Indian Temple in Malaysia

Sri Mariamman Temple had a lots of name called by the local. Well this temple normal close at 6.30 day. It is located at Little india queens street.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 29, 2015
Jcyk
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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Built in 1833, the Sri Mariamman Temple has features of sculptures of gods and goddesses over its main entrance and is located at Lebuh Queen, Georgetown. We politely ask for permission from a priest and entered the temple; which was beautifully decorated. The temple is open daily from 6.30 am - 12.00 noon and 4.30 pm - 9.00 pm.

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Thank Gerard R
Perth, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

Had trouble finding the temple, as we did not realize it was the building under renovations covered in tarpaulins. Cross it off your list for now, maybe next time.

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Thank Mary-Anne M
Singapore, Singapore
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

Nothing to see here. Tarpaulins covering everything. Even peeking inside it doesn't look too special. No point in wasting time for a special visit, and hardly worth the effort of stopping as you explore the vicinity.

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Thank KGB777
Steilacoom, Washington
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016

This temple is tiny and feels more like a miniature of a real south Indian temple than anything important. I looked inside and it didn't seem any more interesting than the facade. Even when open this place likely would tale less than a minute or two in your tour of Little India

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Thank Chuck B
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I was sorry to see that this beautiful Hindu temple was not really accessible to tourists since it was being renovated..should be completed by April 2016 However there was still some morning pujas being performed when we went inside and the brahmin offered us to participate in the darshan, very nice gesture on his part and we truly appreciated being... More 

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Sri Mariamman Temple had a lots of name called by the local. Well this temple normal close at 6.30 day. It is located at Little india queens street.

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Thank Jcyk
Barcelona, Spain
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The access of the temple is closed for the moment we can t visit it. However it is very difficult to find it in little india

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Thank LocaDom
Phang Nga, Thailand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

Maybe it is a 5 star attraction. But it is still not open, seems to take a long time. They told 'next month' open, but that is what they told long time ago also. Advice: make your tour, include in your walking route. If you are lucky, you can burn an extra candle and some sticks! If not open? No... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

During our recent stay in George Town, we discovered that the Sri Mariamman Temple is presently closed for restorations, meaning no visits at this time (as of July 2015). This important Hindu temple was built in 1833 and is dedicated to the goddess Mariamman. Today it is the starting point of the annual Thaipusam Festival and is known for its... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

It is the oldest hindu temple in penang. It was built sometime in 1833. it is currently under renovation. Everything is closed up. It will be reopened maybe by the end of the year.

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