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Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple

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Address: Jalan Kebun Bunga, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
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Beautiful Murugan Temple on Waterfall hill

A must visit temple if you are in Penang. The main deity is Lord Muruga. Various celebrations take place here such asThaipusam, Skantha Shashti and Thiru Karthigai festival... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 November 2016
USHARANI G
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Klang, Malaysia

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Klang, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

A must visit temple if you are in Penang. The main deity is Lord Muruga. Various celebrations take place here such asThaipusam, Skantha Shashti and Thiru Karthigai festival. The temple is known as Tannir malai kovil among locals. Temple timings are 6am till 12.30noon or 4:15pm till 8:45pm. There is no mode of transportation up the hill such as winch... More 

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Senai, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Went there just before sunset. 513 steps to be precise. The front gate was under renovation. To reach top, if you are fit, wont take much time. Visit the temple at the bottom first, then you can climb to top. From top, the view is pretty nice. I witnessed sunset and it gave such an amazing feel. The lights in... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

This is a nice Hindu temple made in the. Indian style .its nice and peaceful .there were many devotees coming .

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

This newly built temple is already a landmark. It's the destination for the thousands of Hindu devotees in the processions during the annual Thaipusam festival. From the top of the 500+ steps up the hillside, there's a fine view of the Penang skyline. The interior of the temple is spacious with white pillars and shrines to deities and cool tile... More 

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

This temple is known as Waterfall Hill Temple or "Thaneer Malai" locals. The main deity of this temple is Murugan, Lord Siva’s son. Visitors need to climb 513 stairs to reach the temple. It is the focus point of the Hindu festival during Thaipusam in Malaysia which is better as less crowded during evening and cooling as covered by trees... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

You need all the stamina to climb to the top of this temple to worship and view. When you start climbing the stairs is like never ending. There are a total of about more than 500 hundred steps to climb. Once you have reached the top, trust me: NO REGRETS. Beyond words to describe. Only can be accessible by walking... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

This temple does not feature prominently on the attractions list of Penang. In fact, we saw it by chance on our way from the airport and immediately made a note to visit it. Resting atop a hill and accessible only by a long long stair climb, this temple is a must-visit. You'll want to wear good walking shoes, bring plenty... More 

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Thank Krisinder K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

So worth the 536 steps you will climb to the top. I went up with my friend on a clear day. The temple is beautiful even though it was not open when I went. They close mid-day. The view from the top was worth it. Make sure to bring water and wear some comfy shoes.

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Fethiye, Turkey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

This temple is worth a look if you happen to be passing by. Similar to many other Indian temples so probably not worth going out of your way to see it.

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

This temple is beautifully decorated, but go soon before the sun fades everything. In a few years it will have lost its impact and will need repainting.

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