Penang Chinese New Year Scene at Kuan Yin Temple

Located in the heart of George Town, the old Kuan Yin Temple at Kapitan Keling Mosque Street is where age-old Chinese traditions come to life in a kaleidoscope of colors, scents, and sounds. On the first day of the Chinese New Year, this historic temple transforms into a bustling hub of activity as devotees and visitors alike flock to pay homage and seek blessings for the year ahead. Kuan Yin is also known as the Goddess of Mercy.

George Town Street View: A Temple of lanterns

The old Kuan Yin Temple (also known locally as Kuan Im Teng, or the Goddess of Mercy’s Temple), which is located at Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling (formerly Pitt Street) in George Town.