Kuan Yin Floating Temple (Hean Boo Thean)

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Kuan Yin Floating Temple (Hean Boo Thean)
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Hean Boo Thean Temple in Penang Islands, Malaysia

Avoid the crowds visiting Kek Lok Si and Khoo Kongsi and visit the lesser known Hean Boo Thean Temple, which is dedicated to Kuan Yin – the Goddess of Mercy. This ‘floating temple’ located near the famous clan jetties of Weld Quay hovers above water. Erected in 1972, the temple was initially a simple shrine on stilts, but was fortified in 2012 to last against daily high tides. Visit at dusk when the temple’s twinkling lights are reflected in the North Channel.

By: Sammi Lim

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Venue name: Kuan Yin Floating Temple (Hean Boo Thean)
Address: 52, Pengkalan Weld
Penang

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