"Kuan Yin Temple ( Goddess of Mercy temple )" Top 5 Page for this destination Goddess of Mercy (Kuan Yin) Temple Tip by kenyneo

  Inside the main shrine
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The Goddess of Mercy Temple was founded around 1800 and features a sweeping roof with ornately decorated copings and ridges. Today, it is a very popular temple, visited by young and old alike offering sandalwood incense.

well its the most popular temple in Penang ...well this temple is devoted to Kuan Yin or Goddess of Mercy ...the legend of her compassion is well known ...my grandma once told me that The Kuan Yin help Penangite during the World War II ...by providing safe shelters to many ....perhaps thats why so many locals throng this temple during Kuan Yin's Birthday ( the 19th day of the second, sixth and ninth lunar month), every 1st and 15th of chinese lunar calender ...Chinese opera or puppet theatre is performed in the granite-paved forecourt on the Goddess of Mercy's feast days

well if you want to pray for safety and good health ..you can buy the joss stick, candles plus the praying papers for RM1.50 only from any stall outside. Well people say those who wish for beauty and youth should offer fresh flowers ....well dont mind trying huh !Happy

Address: cannon street
Directions: near Esplanade
Phone: +604-264 3494/263 4941
Website: http://www.penang-vacations.com/kuan-yin-temple.html

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  • Updated Mar 23, 2004
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