One temple, many faiths

Penang's iconic Kuan Yin Temple is one of the oldest Chinese temples on the island, established by the first permanent Chinese settlers sometime in the early 19th century. It's one of those places that's all too easy to miss, especially if you're whizzing down Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling (or Pitt Street to the locals). The crowds of worshippers, the smoke and pigeons give the place its own unmistakable ambience.



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