The temple, founded in 1866, is dedicated to the patron saint of seafarers, the goddess Mar Chor. The present building was built in 1895, restored in 1995.
There are many Chinese culture here, the Temple of the Queen of Heaven has a taste.
Interesting stone column carvingsI happened to walk past this heritage temple in Jalan Muntri on my way home. I especially liked the carved stone columns. It was deserted and no one was about. Might drop in when it is next open. Well over 120 years old.
Thean Hou Temple is just a small street temple on the old street in George Town, Penang. There is also a wooden fence outside the yard. You can enter without a ticket. There is an old Chinese guarding the door here. Compared with the Mural Street and Kek Lok Si in Penang, there are basically no tourists here.
The predecessor of Qiongzhou Guild Hall was Hainan Guild Hall. It is also called "Tian Hou Temple". Penang Hainan Guild Hall can be said to be the larger Guild Hall in Penang. I think this Guild Hall is similar to the ancestral hall around us. It may be built by local Hainanese. An ancestral temple in China for their gatherings and festivals. The hall is always open, so you don't need to collect tickets to enter.
On a road parallel to Chulia - much quieter and nicer to walk along - stopped to see the temple several times, both day and night. Lovely to see...
A quiet temple totally off the tourist path. The only people there were ones taking care of the shrines. Nice to get the feeling of a temple without tour groups.
People still worship here. The restoration work is amazing. Lots of individual shrines with bright colors and beautifully carved figures. No entrance fee, but donations welcomed.
The temple’s atmosphere was very sacred. One of the staff was really helpful in explaining what to do and buy for praying Mazu.
I discovered this quiet temple purely by chance, as it is in a quiet street by a school. Built in 1895, this is free to visit and consists of one main room - it is so serene, we were the only people t...