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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Kuan Yin Teng (Goddess of Mercy Temple) Penang

 The Goddess of Mercy Temple, also known as Kuan Yin Teng or Guan Im Teng (Guan Yin Temple) to Penangites is one of the oldest Chinese temples in Penang. The temple was built by early Chinese immigrants who came to settle down in Penang island. The foundation was laid in 1728 and the building completed in 1800. During the early days, the temple catered to the needs of the Hokkien and Cantonese community, the 2 major ethnic groups in Penang island then.


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