Han Jiang Ancestral Temple

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127 Lebuh Chulia, Penang, Malaysia
04-261 5629

Han Jiang Ancestral Temple Penang Reviews

WalterC WalterC
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Worth seeing if in the area, not worth it enough to go out of your way to see Nov 24, 2014
Located near the Kapitan Keling Mosque and close to Little India, the Han Jiang Ancestral Temple was built by the Teochew people in 1870. The Teochews are one of the Chinese groups in Penang, who have their own culture and dialect.

From a distance, the exterior of the temple looked promising enough, to check it out. But there were no signs outside of it, to really advertise its location, so it may be easy for it to be overlooked.

But if you do find it, I don’t think you will be disappointed by it. The architecture and the art around the temple, are very nice to look at. At the end of the temple, is the altar to the ancestors, with all the gold tablets on display.

There are enough English descriptions around the temple, telling the history of the temple and the Teochew people, as well as background on the religion of the temple itself.

Unfortunately, I did not have enough time to see all of it or read enough of the descriptions, and ended up going through it really fast. But from what I gather, this place does seem interesting enough to check out, if you are in the area. But not enough to really go around out of your way to just see the temple.
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cotton_foam says:
its a good find, Walter!
Posted on: Feb 26, 2015
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