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Address: Lebuh Muntri, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
08:00 - 18:00
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Small but "sort of unique" :)

Though just a small streetside temple, this temple has its own front gate (atop which there are two yellow dragon sculptures which are kind of unique in a way that they are in a... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2017
Myo M
Coquitlam, Canada

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Coquitlam, Canada
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Reviewed 6 April 2017

Though just a small streetside temple, this temple has its own front gate (atop which there are two yellow dragon sculptures which are kind of unique in a way that they are in a "sitting posture" instead of in the usual crawling posture that you see on top of so many temples & clan houses), and pretty much the whole... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

The temple is located close to the blue mansion so is worth a 5 minute look inside. There are lots of Chinese lanterns and burning incense so atmospheric and a good photo opportunity. Not worth a specific trip to visit but pop in when you visit the blue mansion if you have time.

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Richmond, California
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Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Nice temple. Also, a great place to sit and watch people. Set on a main street, there is a constant flow of activity in and around the temple. If you're into photography you can spend a good deal of time here taking pictures.

Thank gdub2019
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Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

One of many temples in George Town. It is very peaceful. The ornate carvings on the pillars are amazing. They are really intricate. It is a temple first and it was a privilege to be able to go in.

Thank Alex M
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Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

This was a very lovely Chinese temple which was free to enter. Didn't take long to look around but the detail of the carvings was amazing.

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 10 December 2016

A quiet place to visit on an afternoon. An elderly caretaker kindly allowed me to enter and take a few photos. A well maintained and restored temple, it is well worth to spend at least fiften-twenty minutes looking at the impressive wooden carvings and the guardian paintings on the inner leave of the front doors. This temple reportedly is similar... More 

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Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

The Hainan Temple in Georgetown is one of a group of temples - present in East and Southeast Asia - founded by the Chinese coming from Hainan island (the largest island in the South China Sea, facing Vietnam). In Hainan, among others, the worship of Shui Wei Sheng Niang deity arose. Belonging to the Taoist Pantheon, Shui Wei is considered... More 

Thank Brun066
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 28 January 2016

On Muntri Street the Hainan Temple is situated, founded in the 19th century. It is a splendid, well maintained temple, worth a visit. Curiously, in this temple shoes must be removed, not a common practice in most Chinese temples. In Chinese temples it is deemed bad manners to step on thresholds.

Thank Hendrik_NL
Guangzhou, China
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Reviewed 31 October 2015

Quietly settled along Muntri Street, this temple is well-maintained and colourful. It is also the venue for Hainan Association. The stone carvings at the main entrance are amazing for their craftsmanship. It is worth a short stop if you are on walking tour along Muntri Street.

Thank ryanteo
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 14 October 2015

Located in Muntri Street, this temple is dedicated to Mazu or Mar Chor Poh, the patron diety of seafarers. Completed in 1895, the temple was remodeled in 1995 during its centenary. Built in the Hainanese style with ornate stone dragon carvings on the pillars and carved stone walls in the Sung style. The roof has a pair of exquisite dragons... More 

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