Ask a Penangite and learn how the locals seek Guan Yin Oracle Fortune Telling of 100 Divine Lots when you visit the oldest Goddess of Mercy Temple, Penang.
Planning a Free Self-Guided Walking Tours of George Town is easy. Many outstation and overseas friends have asked for tips on where to go, what to see and where to eat! We start exploring in the historic city of George Town and first visit a Taoist Temple.
‘STREET OF HARMONY’
Pitt Street (Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling) is known as the ‘Street of Harmony’. George Town’s four main landmark religious buildings are on the same street.
For tourists this provides a quick tour of the different communities and the religious celebrations.
GUAN YIN TEMPLE, PITT STREET
Penang’s oldest temple, the Guan Yin Temple (Goddess of Mercy Temple) was constructed by early Chinese immigrant settlers. The famous temple built in 1728 is a landmark building in early George Town.
Step into the temple and your senses will be greeted by thick burning incense; flocks of pigeons flying low to feed at the entrance to the temple.
The Guan Yin Temple is one of the most magnificent Chinese-style temple buildings in northern Malaysia. Every 1st and 15th of the lunar month the temple is busy with devotees and worshippers.
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