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Tow Boo Kong Temple Butterworth

Lot 894 & 896 Jalan Raja Uda, Butterworth 12300, Malaysia
+60 4-331 8717
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Nine Emperor Gods Temple

This Taoist temple located along Jalan Raja Uda is dedicated to the Nine Emperor Gods. Relatively... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
nellielim
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Gorgeous temple, must see.

If you're going from Georgetown, you can take the ferry to Butterworth and it's a short Uber drive... read more

Reviewed 20 January 2018
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Rumah Berhala Tow Boo Kong Butterworth, or Tow Boo Kong Temple for short, is one of the most distinctive Nine Emperor Gods Temple in Malaysia. Located in Jalan Raja Uda, Butterworth, Penang, this majestic temple stands on 2 plots of land with a total area of 40, 000 square feet.From a small unknown attap shed 40 years ago to an opulent renowned place of worship, Rumah Berhala Tow Boo Kong Butterworth had a humble beginning and had grown steadily throughout the years. Built in 1974 and fully completed on 26th April 2000, the building of this temple is made possible through the generous contributions and support of the government and its devotees. The existence of this impressive temple is a form of affinity that brought the devotees and the temple together.
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Lot 894 & 896 Jalan Raja Uda, Butterworth 12300, Malaysia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Taoist temple located along Jalan Raja Uda is dedicated to the Nine Emperor Gods. Relatively new as it was completed in 2000, the once small shrine is now a grand and intricately designed temple. Murals, stuccos and sculptures of dragons, lions and mythycal figures...More

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Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

If you're going from Georgetown, you can take the ferry to Butterworth and it's a short Uber drive from there which can save you the toll charge on the bridge. The temple is gorgeous and is to be seen in both daylight and in the...More

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Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

The architecture and design of this place is stunning, I visited this place during the day and the temple was quiet and deserted. Lots of detail and vibrant colours. I won't recommend going unless it's during a festival period as there is nothing much else...More

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Reviewed 19 March 2017

for the chinese year of the rooster they put in place some giant roosters just in front. nice to see, would not recommend to go just for that Temple to Penang/Butterworth. If you are already in one of the many Penang island hotels it is...More

1  Thank sauraumpfa
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Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

One of the must see in BUTTERWORTH town. The temple has been the centre of attractions and a must to visit by locals. This year the temple has setup a giant rooster to usher the Chinese New Year of rooster.

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Reviewed 19 January 2017

If one has some understanding of the Taoist religion, then this temple has some greater significance. Otherwise, to the ordinary (uninformed) visitor, it becomes a spectacularly ornate temple. Either way, and given there is not a great deal else of attraction within Butterworth itself, it...More

1  Thank FyingKiwi
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

What a lovely and inspiring place, literally in the back streets of Butterworth, so worth the visit. Everything about the temple if jaw dropping in it's beauty and intricacy. We came over from Penang Pulau (by Uber) specifically to see this temple and were not...More

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Reviewed 22 October 2016

Not only is it a local asset used by many, it is well worth a visit by tourists if you are in the areas.When we were there it was quite and peaceful. Recommended

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Reviewed 22 August 2016

Nice temple with lovely Chinese architecture a bit of a trek to get to if using public transport but we'll worth the effort and it's free entry.

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Reviewed 25 July 2016

This is the place to be in when you visit Penang for the Nine Emperor Gods Festival. It's the heart and soul of the festival and attracts 1000's of people in the 9 days. At other times of the year it's a great place of...More

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