Penang Isle: Hean Boo Thean Temple








Hean Boo Thean Temple is a recent Chinese temple built at one of the clan jetties in Weld Quay, George Town. The temple is built on top of the coastal waters and during high tide season, the temple looks as if it is floating on top of the sea.

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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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