Temple of the goddess of Mercy in Penang

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Temple of the goddess of mercy

Temple of the goddess of Mercy (Gods Of Mercy Temple, or Kuan Yin Teng, or Kong Hock Keong) – the oldest Taoist (Taoism) Chinese temple on Penang Island, and the most popular among both believers and tourists. Located in the heart of Chinatown Old Town Georgetown, and always filled with believers. It is one of the oldest Chinese temples on the island, built in 1728 by the first immigrants from China. Tourists can freely enter the territory and inside the Temple, take pictures. The main thing is not to interfere with anyone.

The Square in front of the temple is used during traditional festivals for puppet shows and Chinese opera. On ordinary days, incense and oil candles are constantly burned here, which are sold in abundance in shops near the temple. And here you can buy a bird and release it into the Wild, which is a good tradition that makes a person kinder and happier.

🕐 Working hours: from 09: 00 to 17: 00.

💵 Entrance fee / tickets price: free.

🚶   How to get there: the temple is located in the Chinatown of Old Town Georgetown on Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling Street, at 5, Lorong Stewart (Temple of the goddess of mercy on the map). The nearest stop of the free MPPP CAT tour bus is No. 16. You can also get there by city buses No. 101, 104, 201, 206.

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