The old Kuan Yin Temple at Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling (or Kapitan Keling Mosque Street), George Town.
Rows of hanging red lanterns covering up the compound of the Kuan Yin temple in George Town as part of the Chinese New Year celebration.
Today marks the beginning of the new Chinese lunar year, also the ‘Year of the Goat’.
The giant statue of Goddess Kuan Yin (also known as the Goddess of Mercy) at Kek Lok Si.
The Kuan Yin Statue Pavilion of Kek Lok Si lighted up during the nights of Chinese New Year. The temple lights will remain on until February 27.
A trishaw approaching the old Kuan Yin Temple.
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.
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.
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;