Tag: goddess of mercy

The Kuan Yin Temple

The old Kuan Yin Temple at Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling (or Kapitan Keling Mosque Street), George Town.

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George Town Street View: Kuan Yin Temple Lanterns

Kuan Yin Temple Lanterns

The old Kuan Yin Temple at Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling (or Kapitan Keling Mosque Street) is beautifully decorated with hanging red lanterns during Chinese New Year festival in George Town.

Penang CNY: The Kuan Yin Statue

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Decoration and Lighting at the Kuan Yin Statue in Kek Lok Si during the nights.

The Goddess of Mercy Temple (Kuan Yin Teng)

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The newly renovated Kuan Yin Temple at Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling (or formerly Pitt Street). Locally known as ‘Kuan Yin Teng’ (literally Kuan Yin’s Pavillion), this old temple is dedicated to Kuan Yin, who is the Goddess of Mercy according to Chinese belief.

Penang Isle: The Goddess of Mercy’s Garden

Standing high atop the hills above the Kek Lok Si temple complex is the 30.2m bronze statue of the Goddess of Mercy or Kuan Yin. The statue and its surrounding garden was completed and opened to the public in 2002. A 20-storey high pavilion is also built to shelter the goddess’ statue and is a marvelous sight to behold.

And the night view of the statue;

Penang Isle: The Kuan Yin Temple

A Brief Info

One of the oldest Chinese temples in Penang, the Kuan Yin temple at Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling (previously known as Pitts Street), was built in the 1800s dedicated to The Goddess of Mercy or Kuan Yin. The Kuan Yin Temple is not only popular with the local devotees of the goddess, but also with tourists from many countries. The temple is decorated with carvings of dragon on pillars and its roof as well as many mythical creatures of Chinese beliefs.

 

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