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Sak Na To Temple
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Guan Yin Ting-Penang / 觀音亭-檳城

Guan Yin Ting-Penang / 觀音亭-檳城.

Location:- Jalan Sungkai, George Town, Penang

This temple was fill with devotees/worshippers offering burned joss stick when i arrive. Much of the interior on the front hall is darken and stained from many years of joss stick offering. The are also a few more altar in the inner hall.

Known to be the oldest Chinese temple in Penang. This temple was build in the early 1800s (A few website noted that it laid its foundation stone in 1728) and was a temple devoted to the deity Ma Zu / 媽祖. Back then it was known as Kong Hock Keong / Guang Fu Gong / 廣福宮 (not sure if this were the characters) which translate to Cantonese Fujian Temple.

It underwent a major renovation in 1824, and maybe, it was this time that they have renamed the temple to Kuan Yin Teng / Guan Yin Ting / 觀音亭.

Doing some read up about is place over the web, I found much feng shui and myth surrounding this temple. One that I have heard from a good friend was that during the world war, bombs that drop onto this temple during a bombing raid did NOT go off. Hence saving much life taking shelter here. Checking with the local trishaw driver, he too said that he has heard the same story but doubt that it happen.

Guan Yin Ting-Penang / 觀音亭-檳城1

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Below:- Devotees Praying.

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Below:- It’s Inner Hall.

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Below:- Antique White Tiger.

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Location Map / 神廟地圖


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My Time – my.72dragon.com – A web blog cataloging chinese temples in malaysia / 記錄馬來西亞廟宇文化.

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