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Goddess of Mercy Temple (Kuan Yin Teng)

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Address: Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
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Nice temple in the centre of Georgetown

Set at a busy road junction with an open front courtyard. Very popular temple with huge incense sticks both on sale and being burned outside. Beautiful building and lovely... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Peterhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

By map reading from the cruise terminal we found this attraction very easily. Good photo shoot as very nice architecture. Did not have time to go in. A good taste of local culture

Thank Peter1941
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Set at a busy road junction with an open front courtyard. Very popular temple with huge incense sticks both on sale and being burned outside. Beautiful building and lovely interior decoration similar to many of the other temples in Penang and further afield.

Thank Chris B
Wilton, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 741 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You could stare at the roofs and architectural features but that is just the window dressing. The interior shrines are saturated with the devotions of the faithful moving around you as you wander through catching some great photos. The front courtyard is heavy with the scents of the joss sticks. Some of them are gigantic and costly. There are no... More 

Thank ruthandvern
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An interesting and beautiful Temple to the Goddess of Compassion, Kuan Yin. It is nice to observe the Ethnic Chinese making their offerings and you too can give a small donation and take some incensed sticks, light them on the oil fires and leave them in groups of 3 at each station, as an offering to Kuan Yin and to... More 

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Coquitlam, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Looking "pretty small" from outside, this temple building actually stretches "some distance" to the back with even a small garden all the way at the back; also at a back area is a big painting (on tiles but on a wall) of Kuan Yin sitting on something like a lotus pedestal with a "beautiful background" of sea & mountains; and... More 

Thank Myo M
Penang, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

This Kuan Yin Temple has a lot of history. In fact, back in colonial times, besides being a temple, it also functioned as a meeting place or "town hall" for the Chinese migrant workers. I was told that due to this complicated history (place of worship, community center, meeting place for Chinese secret societies), the Chinese Buddhist community moved to... More 

2 Thank cclye
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Nice temple after some revamp work in 2016. Joss sticks are not allowed to be brought into inside the temple now, so it makes the air clearer.

Thank Daniel O
canoga park, ca
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

We came for Chinese New Year. When we arrived we were really hungry. We got there at 6:55 pm. The restaurant on the grounds closed at 7 pm. We were stuck eating tiny peanuts. The temple was decked out in 20,000 lights. They have a tram that can take you up to the top to the God of Mercy statue.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Worth a quick look, not anything special but if you're passing pop your head in. Tripadvisor timeline showed me we were there for 7 minutes - only allow a few minutes to visit as not very exciting but if you're passing then why not? Not worth a special trip out of your way to visit as nothing much to see... More 

Thank LondonE3Traveller
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Lots of pretty temples to see in Penang, and this is one of them. The architecture and decorations are impressive.

Thank Claudia R

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