Goddess of Mercy Temple (Kuan Yin Teng)

Goddess of Mercy Temple (Kuan Yin Teng)

Goddess of Mercy Temple (Kuan Yin Teng)
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roy v
Traralgon, Australia5,801 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We absolutely loved the old Chinese architecture of this ancient Temple
dedicated to the Goddess of Mercy, how nice .
Built in 1728 it is probably the oldest Chinese Buddhist Temple in Penang.
We were there a couple of days ago and it was very busy with worshipers, there were huge incense sticks burning so the perfume and smoke were quite plentiful.
Also they had big briars burning the incense sticks and other decorations that people were tipping into the fires.
It is a religious thing I believe, buy like a prayer stick and put it in the fire and your prayers and wishes will be heard by the power above and hopefully come true .
A great atmosphere, well worth a visit, a beautiful building.
Written 29 March 2024
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Leonhkny
Hong Kong, China20,290 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Kuan Yin Teng is one among many Chinese temples in George Town's historic city center. It is quite popular among the local Chinese community for fortune telling. For tourists, it is less impressive than other major clan temples, or kongsis nearby.
Written 19 January 2024
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lbyrne99
Dublin, Ireland351 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
This was a beautiful temple . Lots of sights and smells . Beautiful rituals to see . In a town of temples this is a very fine one
Written 5 July 2023
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JoonBond
Singapore, Singapore678 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Very popular among locals and visitors. Located not to far from Little India, this old temple has a strong charm and history how its developed.
Written 17 May 2023
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Ashfield531
Ringwood, UK1,221 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Supposed to be the oldest Chinese temple in Penang this is well worth a visit. You can walk through the building with its various stations for worship and peaceful yards for contemplation
Written 2 May 2023
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Heli P
Helsinki, Finland7,261 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
The pungent smell of joss sticks which Chinese light in abundance fills the court yard. There are also three huge furnaces where fake money and even fake clothes carefully pleated from paper are burned for the passed away to use in their after life. You can enter the historical building in normal clothing paying attention to people praying or performing seremonies.
Written 12 February 2023
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AFAK25
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia4,441 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Solo
The oldest Taoist temple in Penang and arguably the most accessible as it is located in the historic centre of Georgetown. Houses of worship of four major religions in Malaysia are located along the same street!

Beautiful architecture.
Written 14 August 2022
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BABA JERRY KONG
Penang, Malaysia33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
The oldest Taoist temple in Penang. The temple was built in the year 1728. The temple is dedicated to the Taoist Goddess of Mercy, Guan Yin.
Written 9 June 2022
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DaudRay
Penang Island, Malaysia215 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This is a very interesting place to see traditional Chinese religion being enthusiastically practiced by both young and old, traditional as well as modern looking Chinese people. They no longer allow burning jos sticks into the temple, which limits the photographic opportunities. But it's still interesting to see.
Written 31 December 2020
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Harrison F. Carter
Auckland, New Zealand12,827 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Don't know whether it was just the time that we were there, but this made quite the impression - a coming together of the senses. Really enjoyed being there.
Written 15 August 2020
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