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“Breathtaking”

Tow Boo Kong Temple Butterworth
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Owner description: Rumah Berhala Tow Boo Kong Butterworth, or Tow Boo Kong Temple for short, is one of the most distinctive Nine Emperor Gods Temple in Malaysia. Located in Jalan Raja Uda, Butterworth, Penang, this majestic temple stands on 2 plots of land with a total area of 40, 000 square feet.From a small unknown attap shed 40 years ago to an opulent renowned place of worship, Rumah Berhala Tow Boo Kong Butterworth had a humble beginning and had grown steadily throughout the years. Built in 1974 and fully completed on 26th April 2000, the building of this temple is made possible through the generous contributions and support of the government and its devotees. The existence of this impressive temple is a form of affinity that brought the devotees and the temple together.
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“Breathtaking”
Reviewed April 27, 2013 via mobile

We did not know what to expect when our friend and guide turned off the main road but we were humbled by every aspect of this stunning building. We were told the story of all the most significant statues, paintings and carvings. Definitely worth a visit.

Visited April 2013
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“Very enjoyable temple”
Reviewed December 6, 2012

Some people and guidebooks only recommend you to go there during their 9 days festival in the 9th lunar month of the year but we had a very nice time visiting this temple on our own as there was nobody else there.

It is quite far from the ferry, so if you come from Georgetown, take the 604 bus (1.40 MR) from where the ferry arrives. It takes about 20 min by bus.

Visited December 2012
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