Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple, George Town

Admire Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple, an impressive and important Hindu site offering views of the surrounding scenery. Since the early 1800s, a shrine in the area has been the focus of the Thaipusam celebration, a festival dedicated to Murugan, the Hindu god of war. The shrine was moved in 1850 to the present site, and the site has been expanded with a large temple added in 2012. The new temple includes a seven-story gopuram (main tower) that measures at 21.6 m (71 ft) tall and displays a grand style of Dravidian architecture. Plan to visit Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple during your George Town vacation using our convenient George Town day trip site .
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  • I have many beautiful memories visiting this temple when i was young during Thaipusam. So this visit was very different compared to previous ones as there was no celebration during the weekend i visit...  more »
  • Its away from Georgetown on the way to Batu ferringhi and up the side of a hill.It is one of the most unique Hindu/Indian temple in this part of the country  more »
  • I was a bit apprehensive about climbing the 513 steps leading to the Temple... and down again too! But That Part Of Me that enjoys Adventure prodded me to go on! I had to stop to catch my breath now a...  more »
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  • Quite an invigorating climb to the top. The temple is beautiful and spacious with a spectacular view, especially during twilight. The main prayers take place at 6pm so it'd be wise to plan accordingly. Head over to the table/counter on the side and pay RM1.50 for blessings of each name you provide.
  • Good place to visit, but you have to climb 500+ steps and then down...the stairs are good and you will enjoy the way to temple..from a height you can see the gurney side sea view. The main ceremony happens around 5 o'clock, so plan accordingly..and do wear dress that covers you mostly..they wont say anything but its written in instruction there
  • √•....It's a Hill Top Murugan Temple, and One of the Oldest (1850) Temple on Top of the Penang Hill. √•....In, this Lord Muruga also Known as "Thanner Malaian" for Situated on this Penang Hill. √•....In, this Place also called as "Thanner Malai". it's Meaning at Water Hill. √•....Also, Known as "Nattukottai Chettiar Temple" For Built by this Hill. √•....In, Foot of the Hill have the Left Side of the Botanic Gardens Road.  √•.....At the Foot of the Staircase is near Lord Ganapathi Temple. √•....Devotees, Can Reach above "500 Steps' Across Go to Top of the Temple. √•....Famous of Here - In, Thaipoosam Festival is Many People's are Come here for Celebrated to this Temple. √•....Also, 'Silver Chariot' is very Popular of here. √•....Special of here -" Skantha Sasti" Festival is Poojas & Abisekam for Specially Celebrated here. ............Om Saravana Bhava..............
  • Quite a new temple, they were still building off the side of the tenple when we went, but the view from the top of the 531 steps was really cool, a great view of the city
  • Amazing ambience & peaceful especially early mornings

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As an established tourist destination, George Town offers a range of options making use of the city's famous architectural diversity, with boutique hotels in the old town themed around the history of the building they occupy. For such singular accommodations, expect to pay a little more. Budget hotels and unbranded local options provide a comfortable night sleep at an affordable rate. The coastal areas offer more expensive resort-style luxury rooms with sea views, while away from the beaten track, you'll find backpacker hostels providing good options for those wanting to keep on the move.
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