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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good46%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sea view” (5 reviews)
LOCATION
Sandakan, Malaysia
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"chinese new year"
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"sea view"
in 5 reviews
"hill overlooking"
in 4 reviews
"sandakan town"
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"big buddha"
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"tanah merah"
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"taxi driver"
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"city tour"
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"day trip"
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"heritage trail"
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"well worth the visit"
in 2 reviews
"labuk bay"
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"statues"
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"hilltop"
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"leila"
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"reverence"
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"swastika"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You have a really nice view on the bay of Sandakan from top. If the weather is good, you can have a nice blue sky. This temple seems famous also if there is Festival. Recommend for anyone who visit Sandakan.

Thank AmethystAme
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited mid-afternoon and was almost the only person there. It was so very peaceful which added to the beauty of the place. I bought a couple of gifts at the gift shop and the woman who served me was so helpful and informative. Really...More

Thank suewhoAustralia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This temple is in a brilliant location overlooking Sandakan. It is in great condition and full of colour. Treat it with the reverence it deserves as it is one of the best temples I have seen.

Thank Bryan B
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Reviewed June 12, 2018 via mobile

This is basically a huge Buddhist temple sitting on top of a hill overlooking the Sandakan Bay. If you are not a Buddhist you just go there to enjoy the beautiful views of the bay and its islands. Nice architecture.

Thank JamesKMTan
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Reviewed June 7, 2018

We came here as part of a city tour. What a wonderful building, and inside, so splendid. Have been to a few Buddist temples on our far east trip, and this is one of the best. Very ornate, and majestic statues in the entrance ....More

1  Thank alisdair t
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Reviewed May 22, 2018

Huge temple on a hill. There are 2 temples within the ground. Big Buddha statues lined the driveway to the entrance. The temple overlooks the sea. Cool and breezy.

Thank jadjad2014
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Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile

A beautiful Temple overlooking the harbour at Sandakan. Very peaceful, stunning interior, beautifully kept gardens - not to be missed

Thank Datchet
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Reviewed April 28, 2018

The day we visited the ladies were singing, beautiful to look at. You are only there really for 10mins unless you go to pray. Pretty to see, can taxi there from town centre.

Thank Cazza L
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Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

Just 5km from the CBD is this amazing Temple. Words can’t do justice to how wonderful the overall experience is. The intricate work to create this temple must be seen to be believed. Thoroughly recommended a visit here.

Thank bernie47801
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Reviewed April 10, 2018

Beautiful temple with magnificent sea views. Very grand temple. Great for a short visit if you have a driver otherwise a bit out of the way.

1  Thank Lions300
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