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Street of Religious Harmony In Penang

jalan masjid kapitan keling


Dubbed Penang’s “Street of Religious Harmony”, this road is home to Masjid Kapitan Keling, Kuan Yin Teng and the Sri Mahamarriam Temple.

Masjid Kapitan Keling dates back to the 19th Century. Its original structure was built by Indian Muslim settlers, who named it after their headman, Cauder Mohideen.

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The Magnificent Kapitan Keling Mosque

Just a betel nut’s throw away is the Kuan Yin Teng, the oldest Chinese temple in Penang.

Kuan Yin Teng
The Oldest Chinese Temple in Penang: Goddess of Mercy

The Sri Mahamarriam Temple with its impressive tower gate also stands on this street. Another side attraction on Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling is the Liyaqat Ali Restaurant which sees long queues during lunch and dinner.

All in all, the Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling is an impressive tourist destination in Penang. It’s not only well known among the local tourists but also among the expats as well as foreigners. Remember to bring along a camera with you when you are planning to visit this area. The best time to go is in the morning and late evening as the weather is just right during this period of the day.

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