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Hainan Temple
George Town Top 22 in Can't Miss Attractions

4.2/5
60 Reviews
TempleMatsu TempleHistorical Site
Closed Open from 8:00am-6:00pm
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1-2 hours
Address: Lebuh Muntri, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia

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The temple, founded in 1866, is dedicated to the patron saint of seafarers, the goddess Mar Chor. The present building was built in 1895, restored in 1995.

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  • Harrison-F-Carter
    Harrison-F-Carter
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    Good to see...

    On a road parallel to Chulia - much quieter and nicer to walk along - stopped to see the temple several times, both day and night. Lovely to see...

    Reviewed on /Date(1597446634000+0800)/
  • IRHS
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    Rochester
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    Quiet temple off the tourist path

    A quiet temple totally off the tourist path. The only people there were ones taking care of the shrines. Nice to get the feeling of a temple without tour groups.

    Reviewed on /Date(1583476572000+0800)/
  • Wing_anda_Prayer1210
    Wing_anda_Prayer1210
    Fort Myers, Florida
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    Beautiful restoration

    People still worship here. The restoration work is amazing. Lots of individual shrines with bright colors and beautifully carved figures. No entrance fee, but donations welcomed.

    Reviewed on /Date(1581158359000+0800)/
  • pigeonise
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    A place to pray Mazu

    The temple’s atmosphere was very sacred. One of the staff was really helpful in explaining what to do and buy for praying Mazu.

    Reviewed on /Date(1577559970000+0800)/
  • neilhassall
    neilhassall
    London, United Kingdom
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    Quiet, secluded temple

    I discovered this quiet temple purely by chance, as it is in a quiet street by a school. Built in 1895, this is free to visit and consists of one main room - it is so serene, we were the only people t...

    Reviewed on /Date(1546982357000+0800)/

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