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Sri Mariamman Temple

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Queen Street, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
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Queen Street, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Built in 1833, the Arulmigu Sri Mahamariamman is the oldest Hindu temple in Penang. The temple is nice but compared to other Hindu temples on Penang island this one is quite small and not a must-see.

Thank Oliver K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Little but interesting , full of colours , many statues, just a shame that there are no explanations for the people that are not familiar with the religion .

Thank A_Cats_World
Reviewed 7 December 2017

When in Penang one must visit the Sir Mariamman Temple as it is one of the most popular place of worship right in the middle of Little India in Georgetown

Thank ShuddhoGhosh
Reviewed 26 March 2017

For someone who had seen "much grander" temples (meaning much bigger pyramid-like structures above the gates, bigger tomb buildings that you can actually go inside and walk around, and with Marriage Halls & such on their grounds) in Chennai in India, this small temple to...More

Thank Myo M
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This must have just reopened recently, everything is bright and festive looking. It was busy and we were glad we kept our long legs on our convertible pants after visiting the mosques. Short sleeves were acceptable. The extensive detailing on the front roof is breathtaking....More

Thank ruthandvern
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

This is a brilliant temple in little India. We were lucky to visit on a special day when the bring out the god in a chariot pulled by two bulls. Thousands of people followed the chariot singing. It was great.

1  Thank Woody992
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

I passed by this temple several times during my visit of Penang. My goal was to compare it with the 2 related temples I saw recently when I was in Singapore. No luck, just took pictures of its outside roof areas full of gods and...More

Thank LolaGo1
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Nice colourful temple on Queen Street at Llittle India area. Can plan your visit with breakfast here. Opposite the temple there is a row of Indian Muslim shop selling indian breakfast, roti canai and chapatti etc.The temple has its own beutiful view for the day...More

Thank KianHian L
Reviewed 22 August 2016

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...More

Thank Gerard R
Reviewed 28 February 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.

1  Thank Mary-Anne M
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