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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  • There are monkeys everywhere, which is entertaining. The climb was nice. Loved the quiet, peaceful ambiance at the top.  more »
  • Enjoy an invigorating climb up a good amount of steps to the temple. It was empty when we went, which gave us plenty of space to explore and enjoy.  more »
  • One the temple that should be visited in Penang. The stairs uphill a test for devotees ..its a blessing for all devotess. the temple enviroment very cool and calm..must have a sit inside the temple..c...  more »
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  • One of the famous landmark of Penang. Feeling divine and joyful during each visit
  • Waterfall temple..has about 500 steps..to reach the temple on hilltop.devine and worth visiting..make sure u don't miss the thaipusam celebration here..
  • A very nice temple. Situated at the hilltop, you gotta climb flights of stairs to reach the temple. The climb uphill was pleasant as you'll pass by lots of greenery. The main temple has modern indian architecture which really impressed me 😊.
  • Should come here for Thaipusam Fest. Highly reccomend. Crowded place
  • Holy place where you can worship Lord Murugan and wow-ing every corner of the journey to the top, and wow-ing again inside the big temple.
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