2011-05-29

MY-64652 - Kuan Yin Teng Temple


The Postcrossing user kkkhor sent the MY-64652 showing the Kuan Yin Teng Temple also known as  Temple of the Goddess of Mercy. This temple is located at George Town, Penang. Like Melaka, George Town is also part of the UESCO area called "Historic cities of the Straits of Malacca".


"Officially known as Kong Hock Keong, it is located along Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, formerly Pitt Street, and is one of the oldest Chinese temples in George Town. If you study the history of the Goddess of Mercy Temple, you would be surprised to learn that at the time it was built, it was not dedicated to Kuan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy, but rather to Ma Chor Po, the patron saint of seafarers. " In: Penang Travel Tips
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