Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple, George Town

Admire Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple, an impressive and important Hindu site offering views of the surrounding scenery. Since the early 1800s, a shrine in the area has been the focus of the Thaipusam celebration, a festival dedicated to Murugan, the Hindu god of war. The shrine was moved in 1850 to the present site, and the site has been expanded with a large temple added in 2012. The new temple includes a seven-story gopuram (main tower) that measures at 21.6 m (71 ft) tall and displays a grand style of Dravidian architecture. Plan to visit Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple during your George Town vacation using our convenient George Town day trip site .
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  • There are monkeys everywhere, which is entertaining. The climb was nice. Loved the quiet, peaceful ambiance at the top.  more »
  • Enjoy an invigorating climb up a good amount of steps to the temple. It was empty when we went, which gave us plenty of space to explore and enjoy.  more »
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  • One of the famous landmark of Penang. Feeling divine and joyful during each visit
  • Waterfall temple..has about 500 steps..to reach the temple on hilltop.devine and worth visiting..make sure u don't miss the thaipusam celebration here..
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