"Butterworth - Sri Mariamman Hindu Temple" Top 5 Page for this destination Penang Off The Beaten Path Tip by SLLiew

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What is special is that this Hindu temple is right by the sea. It is located at Jalan Jeti Lama (Old Jetty Road) in this old part of Butterworth town where boats used to leave from the mainland to Penang Island.

The temple height is taller than average and the sculpture and carvings are intricate and colorful. Asked the guardian if Thaipusam was held there but told that they have firewalking ceremony.

There a lot of pigeons and so be careful where you park your car to avoid having a car wash later.

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  • Written Jan 13, 2007
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