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6 Mar 2015

Kuan Yin Temple @ Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, Penang

Penang [檳城] • 6 MARCH  2015
Kuan Yin temple located at Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, was built in 1728, which made it the oldest Chinese temple in Penang. Once you enter the scent of sandalwood incense will overwhelmed you as many devotees performed their sacred rituals.

Besides the Goddess of Mercy the temple has also deities like Tua Pek Kong, Hor Ya and Tai Sui. The temple is always crowded as early as 6am in the morning to 8pm at night. There are many pigeons and birds outside the temple, you can see quite a number of stalls, selling birds and flowers. The birds are purchase by worshipers for releasing to receive blessing and freedom.

This is the beautiful view at night of lighted lanterns to symbolise harmony and peace during the Chinese New Year Celebration from the 1st day till the 15th day. Chap Goh Meh (Hokkien for the “15th night”) or Chinese Valentine's Day signifies the last day of the Chinese New Year.

Kuan Yin Temple
Opening Hours: Early morning to late evening. 
Location: Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling 

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