The old Kuan Yin Temple at Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling (or Kapitan Keling Mosque Street), George Town.
China Street (or Lebuh China), is one of the main and oldest streets within the heritage area of George Town. The street was predominantly populated by Chinese settlers during the late 1700s and it runs from Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling to Beach Street as well as crosses a few other streets in the area.
The Kuan Yin temple of Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling (Pitt Street) can be seen facing this road directly.
Lion dance performers with their new lions getting blessing from the Kuan Yin temple in George Town before the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year.
Located along Burmah Road, this is yet another temple dedicated for Kuan Yin or the Goddess of mercy (similarly to the one at Pitt Street) in George Town. This temple was reportedly founded in 1922 by an abbot of Kek Lok Si Temple. This temple is also crowded usually during the Nine Emperor Gods Festival, despite it not being the Nine Emperor Gods temple.
A Chinese dragon dance at the Kuan Yin Temple at Masjid Kapitan Keling Street in George Town.
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.