Sam Poh Footprint Temple, Penang Island

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  • It is a small and beautiful Chinese temple facing the sea, located in a small fishing village in Batu Maung at the far end of the Penang island. It is dedicated to Admiral Cheng Ho (also known as Zhen...  more »
  • Set amongst some lovely well attended gardens this attraction is a jewel. I found the whole very moving. Some very atmospheric pictures of the fishing boats could also be had.  more »
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  • Well maintained small temple site. Inside one of the building you can see a shape which looks like a huge food. Information boards tell you the story of the origin. The interesting thing is that Chinese, Indians and Malays all have their own origin story. The views of the fishing boats and boat builders next and behind the temple make this a good stop when you are visiting the War museum next door.
  • This small seaside temple overlooking fishing boats and the second Penang bridge has a shrine dedicated to the legendary Admiral Zheng He. Also known as Sam Poh, his portrait is painted on a giant boulder outside. The temple sanctifies a huge ‘footprint’ in the rock that’s reputed to belong to the famous 15th-century Chinese navigator.
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