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  • Kek Lok Si Temple

    Kek Lok Si Temple

    Also known as the Temple of Supreme Bliss, it is by far the largest Buddhist Temple in Southeast Asia and is an amalgam of Chinese, Thai and Burmese architecture. During the Chinese New Year the place of worship turns into a vibrant fairyland at night to mark the celebration of ...

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  • Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Chayamangkalaram)

    Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Chayamangkalaram)

    Located in the quaint town of Pulau Tikus, the temple stands majestically on a hill in Air Itam. It houses a 33-metre gold plated reclining Buddha, a representation of Buddha’s attainment of nirvana and attracts devotees from all over the world. ...

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  • Snake Temple

    Snake Temple

    The only temple of its kind in the world, the Snake Temple was originally named the 'Temple of the Azure Cloud' in honour of the beauty of Penang’s sky. It is protected by green Wagler Pitt Vipers who have been rendered harmless, so visitors can breathe a sigh of relief! ...

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  • St. George’s Church

    St. George’s Church

    The popularity of this church is far-reaching, and has served as a source of inspiration to writers like Shakespeare and other artists and musicians as well. The most striking feature of the church’s architecture is undoubtedly the huge Grecian columns that immediately remind you of classical Greek structures such as ...

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  • Han Jiang Ancestral Temple

    Han Jiang Ancestral Temple

    Han Jiang Teochew Temple is a Chinese temple located in Chulia Street in Georgetown. Its construction was completed in 1870 and it was then known as the Teochew Kongsi. Its name was later changed to Han Jiang Ancestral Temple in 1935. It is run by the Penang Teochow Association and ...

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  • Kapitan Keling Mosque

    Kapitan Keling Mosque

    Founded in 1801 by Mr Caudeer Mohudeen, a well respected headman of the Indian Muslim community, Kapitan Keling Mosque is one of the most beautiful mosques located in Pinang. The entry into the mosque is free but the entrants have to wear a robe which is provided by the mosque. ...

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  • Acheen Street Mosque

    Acheen Street Mosque

    Also known as the Masjid Melayu, Acheen Street Mosque was established in 1808. It is built on the land donated by an Achinese Aristocrat, Tengku Syed Hussain Al-Aidid. It became the centre for learning for the Muslims in Penang over the years.

    The houses surrounding the mosque show ...

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  • Dharmikarama Burmese Temple

    Dharmikarama Burmese Temple

    This, first Burmese temple of Malaysia, was built in the year 1805 on land donated by a Buddhist devotee known as Nyonya Betong. The compound of the temple is huge and the structure of the temple is magnificient. Inside the compound you will find many gardens, which are very well ...

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