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Hainan Temple

Lebuh Muntri, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
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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... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2017
Myo M
Coquitlam, Canada
Worth a short visit

The temple is located close to the blue mansion so is worth a 5 minute look inside. There are lots... read more

Reviewed 3 February 2017
London, United Kingdom
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Lebuh Muntri, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia

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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...More

2  Thank Myo M
Reviewed 3 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...More

Thank LondonE3Traveller
Reviewed 12 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
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
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.

Thank annie_ladybird
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...More

Thank AyushBasu
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...More

Thank Brun066
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...More

Thank Hendrik_NL
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...More

Thank ryanteo
Reviewed 15 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...More

1  Thank nellielim
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