Hean Boo Thean Temple, George Town

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  • We saw this big and nice looking temple from our clan jetty, Yeoh Jetty. I believe all the clan jetties are able to see this temple from their jetties too. The walk to this temple was interesting, you...  more »
  • The temple is not that easy to find, but if you allow yourself to get lost in the narrow and mazy slip streets of the old residential area at Weld Quay, you will be rewarded. Crowd-free, it offers a c...  more »
  • It is a temple located near the ferry terminal in Georgetown. Colorful buildings that were so conspicuous from a distance. When around the temple was built of? The care was not stated in the explanations and find out I was a temple.
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  • You have to walk through narrow and mazy slip roads to get here, but its worth the trip. Majestic scenery of both the island and mainland. Constant wind keeps you feeling cool as you set about exploring the temple and its surrounding view. Definitely a must-see place if you ever visit Penang.
  • Hean Boo Thean Temple (玄母殿) is a newly expanded Chinese temple at Lebuhraya Merdeka in Merdeka Park, off Weld Quay, in George Town, Penang. It is perched at water's edge within the reclamation area of Yeoh Jetty. The original Hean Boo Thean Temple dates back to 1972, when it was just a humble shrine on stilts, perched over the sea. Due to its amphibious situation, it was often inundated during high tides. In May 2011, Hean Boo Thean underwent a reconstruction and expansion project that was completed in November 2012, at a cost of RM1.5 million. This included renovation and extension, and brought the total floor area of the complex to 12,000 sq ft. The temple was officiated by Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng on 2 December 2012.
  • A magnificent building. Best visit during Chinese New Year when it is all well-lit up! Catch the fireworks display!
  • Beautiful temple by the sea. Hv to walk true narrow mazy lorong to discover this area. Nice, clean n beautiful temple overlooking the Penang bridge, the mainland Butterworth n the Penang Chew jetty while the tide was high.
  • Nice view of the sea. Calm atmosphere to pray. Interesting place to visit.
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