Translated roughly to mean the "Flower Temple", the largest temple arch in the state lies here. When the ... More
Buppharam Buddhist Temple
Translated roughly to mean the "Flower Temple", the largest temple arch in the state lies here. When the deteriorating arch was renovated a few years ago skilled craftsmen were brought in from Thailand to ensure a proper upgrade to this special structure. A Thai Buddhist monk, Luang Por Sri Keow, built the temple from scratch in 1942 and his statue lies in front of the prayer room half covered with gold leaves purchased and pasted on it by visitors as a sign of respect. Prayer chanting in held from 7am-8am daily and the temple is open to the public.
Built in about 1870 for worshippers who come to pay their respects to the Jade Emperor, the unwary tourist could
easily miss the tiny temple even though it is painted red, the color of prosperity. With broken tiles and ...
The quay is an irresistible visual composition of what Penang was and is; a seaport and a waterfront stretch of
turn of the century shipping offices with their huge godowns at the rear. Relics of the past such as ...
Located at the corner of a tiny roundabout, this 100 square foot temple is the final destination of devotees during
the Thaipusam procession. The locals affectionately nickname it the "Elephant Temple." Legend has it that in 1997, a miracle ...
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