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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  • This temple is located on a hilltop in Penang Island. It requires stamina to climb plus 500 plus stairs to reach the temple. Be aware of monkeys along your path. The temple was clean and there was a u...  more »
  • This is one of the four temples we visited in Penang for a one day trip in mid September. Although the 520 some steps sounded daunting to us initially, it was not very hard to reach the top and it was...  more »
  • Warm and calm environment. I like to visit during mid morning & afternoon. Always must visit in my list. Maximum time - 30 minutes. A walk around the temple and a few pictures of the architecture work...  more »
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  • 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
  • Excellent, feel blessed on Thaipusam Day. Muruganukku Arogara.
  • Definatly worth going! Try to reach the top at the time of rituals. Construction work going on in several places.
  • This is a very famous Hindu temple in Penang. Can be reached by bus no 10 from Jetty/or by taxi. Situated on top of a hill, one can reach the temple by climbing close to 500 steps. Best time to visit the temple is before 10AM or after 6PM to avoid scorching heat.
  • Lovely temple and located at nice location. View of the city from this temple is very beautiful. Must visit place.

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