For the past ten years, the Guan Yin Ting Dou Mu Gong Temple has been under construction and is currently nearing completion. The temple derives its name from two deities: the Goddess Dou Mu Kong and the Goddess Kuan Yin (more commonly known as the Goddess of Mercy).
Although unfinished, the temple is still a sight to behold and is best visited at night when it is lit with yellow lights. Its stunning design is comparable to temples in China and magnificent dragons are very much the main theme of its design. Gold motifs, stone pillars and stone carvings line the temple’s halls. A pagoda is the main focus of the architecture and the roofs and interior boast intricate designs. The breath-taking attention to detail may be noticed from the outside and can be further seen in the interior.
Upon completion, it is sure to be a major religious landmark in Penang and a captivating spot for locals and tourists. Located a mere 15-minute drive away from the Butterworth jetty, the temple is easily accessible by car is easily viewable from the main road.
The old Guan Yin Ting Dou Mu Gong Temple is located right next to it with its yellow painted walls. It is a peaceful place to pray with a small prayer hall and is filled with the smell of sweet incense.
Address: 27 Medan Melur Selatan 12300 Butterworth, Penang.
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Guan Yin Ting Dou Mu Gong Temple is “20” on the map of Butterworth: