Than Hsiang Temple Penang
||Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Bayan Lepas, Penang, Malaysia
Than Hsiang Temple Penang is located at Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Bayan Lepas, Penang, Malaysia.
To be exact, it is situated at Jalan Tokong Ular, the slip road off Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah.
It is located near to Penang International Airport.
Than Hsiang Temple was established in the 90's to promote the education of Buddhist,
its welfare and also cultivation. Their aim is based on the Conviction of 'The Young to Learn,
The Strong and Healthy to Serve, The Aged and Sick to be Cared of, the Departed to
Find Spiritual Destination'. Than Hsiang Temple education includes a kindergarten,
Sunday school and Than Hsiang Youth just to name a few. They also offer day care to
children as well as before and after school care. The temple also provides Mobile Free
Clinic for both Chinese medicine and western medicine. Volunteers and staff of the
clinic spend their free time to help out with zero income. The next famous service
offered from Than Hsiang is vegetarian food service to encourage vegetarianism.
The vegetarian restaurant is located in the canteen. The payment for the lunch
in the canteen is according to each person's wish. They also offer catering and
buffet for their vegetarian food.
The nearby attraction is Snake Temple and this temple is most probably of its own kinds.
Snakes are to be seen coiling around the pillar and plants in the temple. Fret not, as
they are friendly. Besides making offerings and praying in the temple, you even have the
chance to take an up-close picture with them under the supervision of the professional.
Your trip to Penang is not complete if you did not tantalize your taste buds with the
superb delicious local Penang foods. The best place to dine in is at Gurney Drive (Persiaran Gurney).
During the night, stretches of stalls are opened, selling nothing but amazing variety of hawker
food. Penang famous foods are Hokkien Mee, Rojak, Ice Kacang, Assam Laksa and etc. Be sure to
taste all of them before heading back home. The second biggest shopping mall, Gurney Plaza is
situated a foot away from the paradise of food. The mall offers a wide range of brands and
outlets from Malaysia and also other countries. Moreover, there are many popular hotels in
Penang situated nearby. These hotels are often packed with tourists as it is convenient to
get to anywhere in Penang. They are usually fully booked during peak season including New
Year and Christmas.
You can reach Than Hsiang Temple Penang by Rapid Penang buses. The buses numbered 305,
401 and U502 are all include with the route to the temple.