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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  • The Chettiar clan of Penang deserves praise for building and maintaining this temple which has undergone massive renovation over the years. Be prepared to trek up the steep hill; a task made easier by...  more »
  • Very nice temple, but a lot of garbage beside the long walkway up. The management should clean it up.  more »
  • Breakpoint heritage drive with the bus hop on hop off. From there, you can then explore the old town.
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  • 513 stairs to climb up, should try only in a cloudy weather. Carry water while climbing. Still some construction is going on. Temple is very big and beautiful. View from top is beautiful and scenic. It's a Hindu temple with statue of lord Shiva and Ganesha.
  • 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

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