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Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple, George Town

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#11 of 20 in Historic Sites in George Town
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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. Make Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple a part of your George Town vacation plans using our George Town travel itinerary maker.
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4.6
  • Great place nice to see temple like this in Malaysia.Usually we only able to see this type of big temples in India. The carvings and finishing of the pillars around and in the temple is mesmerising.Re...  more »
  • This hill temple is the good place to worship Lord Muruga in Penang. Temple is maintained neat and clean. It is situated at the top of the hill in calm atmosphere.  more »
  • When we arrived at the address I felt so hopeless. It turns out the temple is sooooo up high and we need to climb. At first I think I will leave but my sister insist to climb. And we did. Thanks to he...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Lovely temple and located at nice location. View of the city from this temple is very beautiful. Must visit place.
  • 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.
  • Great temple with amazing view from the top

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