Tow Boo Kong, Jalan Raja Uda, Butterworth, Seberang Perai, Penang (Interior)

…continued from Tow Boo Kong (Taoist Temple) Jalan Raja Uda, Butterworth, Seberang Perai (Exterior)

main altar
main altar

With the majestic exterior of Tow Boo Kong in Jalan Raja Uda, you can expect nothing less inside. The altars are very elaborate with separate prayer halls for different deities but because I am a banana, I have trouble identifying the deities.

Goddess Dou Mu
Goddess Dou Mu

Heavenly Kings
two of four Heavenly Kings

When we talk about palaces (宫), we imagine everything to be golden. At least I do. You can see from these photos that almost everything inside is golden. And the craftsmen have done their job exceedingly well!

door deities
door deities (gatekeepers)

door gods
more door deities (gatekeepers)

There is an inner courtyard within the temple grounds, where a huge stone carving stands. Look carefully at this carving. It has a total of nine dragons. The main one in the middle spews water from its mouth.

nine dragons
nine dragons

one hundred children
100 children – signifies continuity in generations

Opposite the fountain is a huge painting that features a hundred children (no, I didn’t count) and I was made to understand that it signifies continuity generation after generation.

Nine Emperor Gods
inner chamber of the Nine Emperor Gods

Tow Boo Kong (temple)
Address: Lot 894 & 896, Mukim 14, Jalan Raja Uda,
12300 Butterworth, Seberang Perai,
Tel: 04-3318717
GPS Coordinates: N 05 44.125′ E 100 38.552′

Check out the exterior of Tow Boo Kong.

*for non-Muslims only

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