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Hong San Keong Temple 鳳山宫

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Hong San Keong Temple, Macallum Street Ghaut, PenangHong San Keong Temple, Macallum Street Ghaut, Penang (12 April, 2013)

Hong San Keong (GPS: 5.40753, 100.33535; Traditional Chinese: 鳳山宫; Simplified Chinese: 凤山宫; Pinyin: Fèng Shān Gōng) is a Chinese temple in the Macallum Street Ghaut part of George Town, Penang. The name Hong San Keong means "Temple of Phoenix Mountain". The present temple building was completed around 2012 though the temple itself dates back to 1963, when it was part of the Koay Jetty.

The prayer hall of Hong San Keong has images of the deities installed at the far end. The sanctuary comprises three alcoves. The central alcove houses the principal deity, Guang Ze Zun Wang (廣澤尊王). Auxiliary deities are installed on the side alcoves; to the left is Qing Shui Zu Shi (清水祖師) while to the right is Fen Yang Wang (汾陽王).

Hong San Keong Temple front façadeHong San Keong Temple front façade (12 April, 2013)

Hong San Keong Temple is located behind San Jiang Temple which was built a couple of years earlier. Both temples practically share a compound beside the Macallum Street Wholesale Market.

Going to Hong San Keong Temple

The nearest bus stop is along Macallum Street Ghaut. It is served by Rapid Penang bus 303.

The prayer hall of Hong San KeongThe prayer hall of Hong San Keong (12 April, 2013)

Hong San Keong door godsHong San Keong door gods (12 April, 2013)

Side view of Hong San Keong TempleSide view of Hong San Keong Temple (12 April, 2013)

Hong San Keong Temple is on the map of Macallum Street Ghaut Neighbourhood

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