A man Exploring the city in a trishaw near Cititel Penang Hotel

Mahamariamman Temple, entrance at Lebuh Queen

Exterior of Mariamman Temple near Cititel Penang Hotel

This is the oldest Hindu temple in town, built in 1833. The magnificently sculptured entrance gate is made up of 38 statues of gods and swans. It features the Hindu goddess Mariamman in her many incarnations and the statue of Lord Subramaniam inside, richly adorned with gold and silver, diamonds and emeralds. It leads the chariot procession during the annual Thaipusam festival. Permission to enter must be obtained from the temple officials. 

Lebuh Queen 10450 George Town Malaysia