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“An average Chinese temple made more excellent by its prominent location.”
Review of Tua Pek Kong

Tua Pek Kong
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Kuching City and Heritage Tour
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“An average Chinese temple made more excellent by its prominent location.”
Reviewed March 29, 2014

There is nothing particularly special about this simple temple. I have seen considerably more impressive temples in Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh, etc. But, the location of this temple really does make it special, since it sits prominently on a raised property overlooking the old Chinatown, the Chinese Cultural Museum, and the Sungai Santubong River. It was raining and the temple gave us a nice break from the wet. Overall it's a good temple worthy of a quick stop since you'll likely be walking in this area to visit Kuching's other attractions.

Visited March 2014
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singapore
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“prominantly located”
Reviewed March 16, 2014

it is right behind Chinese cultural museum. on an elevated ground. will never miss it when walking along esplanade. one of the oldest Chinese temple in Kuching.

Visited March 2014
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Tokyo, Japan
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“Nice for pictures”
Reviewed January 30, 2014

Had been here around Chinese New Year so the temple was beautifully decorated with red lanterns and made a good photo op. Very close to the river front and main bazar- so makes a good pit stop if you are in the area

Visited January 2014
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Phuket,
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“The oldest chinese temple in Kuching”
Reviewed January 26, 2014

Typical chinese temple, not so big, located near the waterfront. To me, it's just another chinese temple and nothing so fancy much but if you like photo taking, please do so.

Visited January 2014
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“Guardian of land”
Reviewed December 22, 2013

An old temple located right next to the Chinese history museum. Worth a visit if you've never been to a temple, or was just around the area and have a few minutes to kill.

A short history about the place -

Tua Pek Gong can be roughly translated to be the old man deity, which is the deity in charge of overseeing the land it resides.

The deity, before promoted to a deity status, was actually a prominent figure (Luo Fang) in the Kalimantan area during the 1700-1800. He,along with his clan people, established the first republic in the world. A political system built on democracy and meritocracy - one that predates the USA by a few years.

You can google more about his story when he was mortal, just look for "Lan Fang Republic"

Visited December 2013
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