Penang: Buddhist Temples

Burmese Buddhist Temple

This morning we went to the Thai Consulate to apply for 90 visa.  We had 5 hours to kill waiting for our passports to be stamped, so we visited two nearby Buddhist Temples, had an early lunch, and visited the Penang Museum.

Temple of the Reclining Buddha

The Penang Museum traces all of the peoples and religions that shaped Penang.  Buddhists from Siam and Burma, Hindus from India, Arabs and Jews (Bagdadi Jews), Indonesians (Acehnese, Javanese, Minangkabau), Chinese, Malays, and Europeans.  There are Confucian, Hindu, Sikh and Buddhist temples, mosques, Catholic convents, and churches (the synagogue closed in 1976).

Offerings with personal messages
Figure at Temple of the Reclining Buddha

 

Sign above display of books on Buddhism
Laura points to Malaysia
Feet of Buddha (Reclining)
Laura near the Penang Museum

 

Burmese Buddhist Temple

 

Reclining Buddha

 

Feet of Buddha (Burmese)

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