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Han Jiang Ancestral Temple

127 Chulia Street, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
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Beautifully restored by Chinese craftsmen

I have no idea what this temple looked like prior to restoration but it is fantastic in the... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
Wilton, California
Beautiful restoration

A quiet tuck off the main road for some quiet and peace. It's a simple, beautiful, newly renovated... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2017
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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127 Chulia Street, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia

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Reviewed 14 March 2017

I have no idea what this temple looked like prior to restoration but it is fantastic in the intricacy of workmanship. It is not a large temple but it is representative of the Teochew Chinese that lived in the area.

1  Thank ruthandvern
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

A quiet tuck off the main road for some quiet and peace. It's a simple, beautiful, newly renovated temple.

Thank LisaFreeBirdCafe
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

By preservation wise, this temple is restored to a brand new one. Although lost some of antiquity, it is still a good place to understand the early Chinese immigrants in Penang.

Thank hwang123
Reviewed 14 September 2016

This is an old ancestral temple for the "Teochew Chinese". It is very unique and inside, one can view beautiful ornamental screens and carvings besides the magnificent roof structure.

Thank Tay08
Reviewed 26 August 2016

This is a nice Chinese temple .it is very colourful . I don't know much about the Chinese gods and goddesses but I like to visit these as you find peace .

Thank jainneha
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Recommended to visit for one hour only, but this temple is quite exquisite. A very entertaining example of visual art and color. Stop by if you have the chance, it was recently under restoration process and it looks very impressive. It is also a good...More

1  Thank MikeFlox
Reviewed 26 May 2016

I am from Teochew dialect group. My dear father has been a member of this Teochew Association for many years and even served as a committee member and later as an administrator after his retirement from civil service. When I was young and in my...More

1  Thank cclye
Reviewed 27 March 2016

I have never seen stone worked to the level of detail and 3 dimensional effects seen in this temple! this puts the clan houses to shame. And its free!

Thank jshulze
Reviewed 10 March 2016

The temple isn't large - ten or twenty minutes and you'll have explored it. But it's beautifully renovated (details of the renovation are also presented in the temple) and you'll learn a little about local Chinese ancestral tradition.

Thank unwttng
Reviewed 3 March 2016

We were very fortunate to have Ms Lim Giak Siang of Penang Teochew Association, who gave us a tour on the Han Jiang Ancestral Temple which is located on Lebuh Chulia. Built in 1870, this temple received the Unesco Asia-Pacific Heritage Conservation Award 2006 after...More

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