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Quan Yin Temple, Penang

Quan Yin Temple - Penang, Malaysia
Quan Yin Temple
Jalan Mesjid Kapitan Keling, George Town, Malaysia 10200Map
+60 4 262 0202

Also called Pitt Street Temple, it was founded in 1801 on East India Company land by Chinese immigrant settlers, the temple looms over visitors with its prominent red roof, snarling dragons and lions. It bristles with endless activity all year round and the air is perpetually permeated with sandalwood incense, burnt joss sticks and smog from nearby traffic. On the Goddess of Mercy's feast days—the second, sixth and ninth lunar month, there are puppet shows and authentic Chinese operas and if you are lucky, you just might be able to catch the majestic dragon dance.

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