Goddess of Mercy


Besides Hoi An, we visited Danang and Imperial grounds in Hue.

DANANG used to be a small fishing village before it was transformed into a modern city with a deep sea port.

The Dragon Bridge is one of the many bridges that crosses the Han River. The dragon head sprays out water and spits out fire every Saturday at 9.00 pm.

DANANG Bay has a very long beach and is very scenic.

Overlooking DANANG Bay is a 65 meters high of Kwan Ying, Goddess of Mercy. It glows at night where fishermen can see her from South China Sea.

Hue used to be the Imperial capital of Vietnam before it was colonised by the French in 1858.r

Entrance into Hue Imperial Grounds. A most surrounds the entire palace grounds.
Vietnam pushed out the French in 1950s.

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Goddess of Mercy Temple, Georgetown Penang

It is a tradition here in Malaysia that on a eve of Chinese New Year, a Chinese will revisit a church for blessing and offerings. The oldest and many mythological church in Penang is a Goddess of Mercy Temple that is situated in Georgetown, Penang. Each year, believers of a Taoism and Confucianism teachings will overflow a church on a eve of Chinese New Year to urge to a Kuan Yin enchantress so that their health and good fitness can be confirmed via a year.



The Goddess of Mercy Temple, also famous as Kuan Yin Teng, was initial built in a 1800s by a Hokkiens and Cantonese residents who lived tighten by. Buddha and Kuan Yin have their particular supporters with some even suggesting that Kuan Yin outshone Buddha in some ways as she showered her believers with many adore and compassion.



Like other religion, a Chinese are fallacious too. Some trust that group whose ages finish with a series 9 should revisit a Goddess of Mercy church for ‘por oon’ (blessings) so that they would be bestowed insurance by a god. The others will offer light or oil (thian ewe) to a Goddess of Mercy for improved fitness that year.



Upon stepping into a temple, a smell of sandalwood scent greets we as any day, countless joss hang are burnt by a devotees while charity prayers. Although a throng could be present, a clarity of assent and still can be felt once we set feet into a temple. The church is bustling via a year and not only on Chinese New Year since a locals tend to revisit a church on their birthdays too, praying for a improved year forward sanctified with good health and luck. At other times, devotees will revisit to find ease or when additional devout insurance is needed.


The birthday of a Goddess of Mercy falls on a 19th day of a 2nd lunar month, imprinting another time that a church is packaged with devotees fervent to compensate loyalty to their deity. Devotees will try into a heart of a church to honour a Goddess by creation offerings and prayers to her. At times, show and puppet shows will also be organized, providing devotees party and formulating an atmosphere of festiveness in a residence of worship.


Despite being a place for charity prayers, many tourists group to this tabernacle for photography opportunities. The church is simply too pleasing to pass adult a possibility for photos. The steer of morning rays basking in on devotees low in request is a steer to behold, so luring many visitors to this gracefulness construction that houses a Goddess of Mercy.



How to get to a Goddess of Mercy Temple

The Goddess of Mercy church can be simply found within a core of Georgetown. Usually travelers are staying somewhere around Chulia Street; it is really nearby this renouned backpackers area.

From Chulia Street, conduct right only past a Indian church into Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling. From here it is a 5 notation travel to a church entrance. In a closeness of a church there are countless good attractions.

Video Goddess of Mercy Temple

Map of a Goddess of Mercy Temple, Georgetown


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Magic Mirror a Musical 2011

November 20, 2011 during 2:00 pm

The name Guanyin is not unknown among Buddhists, as it refers to a bodhisattva who is compared to compassion. Also famous as a Goddess of Mercy, Guanyin is also worshiped by a Taoists as an immortal. Guanyin is also a Chinese name for Avalokite?vara Bodhisattva, who was creatively decorated as a masculine bodhisattva, yet these days it is customarily decorated as a woman. According to a Lotus Sutra, it is believed that Avalokite?vara as a bodhisattva can perceptible itself in any form, be it a masculine or a female, a child or an adult and even a tellurian or a non-human being.

One of a singer portraying ‘Guan Yin’ in Magic Mirror a Musical 2011

Come 25th Nov compartment 4th Dec 2011, Yayasan Guan Yin will benefaction a low-pitched famous as ‘Magic Mirror’, that will premiere during Istana Budaya Kuala Lumpur. The low-pitched tells a story of Guanyin, whose heart is still worried by a many predicament and gratification of beings on earth. A terrible fight is going on on earth, led by a vicious ubiquitous who is underneath a change of demons. Under his reign, all who brave to go opposite him are mercilessly slaughtered. As homes are broken and families cracked by a distracted war, Guanyin appears as a correct aged man, who fearlessly guides a soldiers and defeats a vicious ubiquitous and his men.

In a village, a people are now faced with robberies, abuse and crime and live in consistent fear. The outcast ubiquitous and his vicious henchmen have resorted to apropos bandits and thieves, holding whatever they can get from these elementary encampment people. Guanyin decides to assuage a conditions by training a villagers and bandits about love, compassion, patience, toleration and concern. She appears to a people as a lady in white, who tries to sell a copper counterpart during a really high price. Curious to see what is so special about that tiny trinket, many throng around her, perplexing to get a glance during a mirror. She offers one of a henchmen a demeanour in a counterpart in sell for a tiny fee. After a glance into a mirror, a companion turns divided with a frightened demeanour and urges a rest to demeanour into a mirror. What accurately did he see in a mirror? Who is this lady in white? Come and watch a low-pitched to find out more.

The low-pitched is scheduled to perform from 25th Nov compartment 4th Dec 2011 and tickets are labelled during RM 103/ RM 153/ RM 223 and RM 303. Tickets can be purchased online during Redtix.AirAsia’s website. For a finish opening report and serve information, greatfully record on here or call AirAsia Redtix Ticketing Hotline during 03 8775 4666 (enquiries only).

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