We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
#1 my favourite penang moment

I could say that this place is quite off the beaten path. I was the only foreigners at the top, and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Himawan W
Jakarta, Indonesia
via mobile
My favourite

Amazing view as it very high. Need to climb 5++ starts. Very peaceful in the evening. Get ready to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
via mobile
Read all 139 reviews
All photos (122)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Jalan Kebun Bunga, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
Reviews (139)
Filter reviews
109 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsworth the climbin south east asiascenic viewpenang islandmust visit placethaipusamlordhilltopwaterfallgopuramworshipmalaysiadarshanthousandsincenseachievementarchitecture
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 109 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

500 steps up, 500 steps down, make sure you know what you're getting into. With a relatively fit group we had no issues and the trip up took about 10-15 mins. The temple at the top is very modern and probably a treat if you...More

1  Thank Richard J
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I could say that this place is quite off the beaten path. I was the only foreigners at the top, and it was worth the 500++ steps to get into the top. Temple itself is good, but what makes it so great is the path...More

Thank Himawan W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing view as it very high. Need to climb 5++ starts. Very peaceful in the evening. Get ready to sweat☺️

Thank AthieDev
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Highly recommend to drop by and visit the Waterfall Temple. The view from atop is worth climbing the steps up. Best time to visit during Thaipusam as well as Chitra Purnama festivals.

1  Thank Sharifah Fauzia... A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Totally worth the 500 steps up. Place was peaceful and serene. Beautifully kept and a place for prayer. You can catch monkeys coexisting there and enjoy the scenic view.

Thank janisllp
Reviewed 14 August 2018

this is most definitely worth a few photographs and so peaceful cool and well worth a visit. Surprising how hot a day it was when we were there and yet cool inside. Wear respectable attire and shoes that can slip off easily as you have...More

Thank Bernice D
Reviewed 7 August 2018

great place ... it was a divine visit to this temple during thaipusam... well managed the crowd.... with proper coordination by the person in charge...

Thank Ayappana3
Reviewed 7 August 2018

The hilltop temple, with its seven-storey 21.6m-tall gopuram (main tower), has been touted as the largest Lord Murugan temple outside India by its committee chairman. It is expected to receive thousands of visitors from all over the world yearly when completed after almost a decade...More

Thank Karuppucat
Reviewed 11 July 2018

I went to this temple with my family . Although It took us a long time to climb the stairs to see Lord Murugan but I feel very happy and satisfied . The temple is very beautiful and the scenery was wonderful from the hill...More

1  Thank NtBaskaran
Reviewed 25 June 2018

A wonderful place worth the climb of 500 odd steps. The steps were not steep and we did not feel the strain at all. The view from top was lovely...the inside of the temple was beautifully decorated and clean. Not to be missed if you...More

1  Thank Bunty007
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 129 hotels in Penang Island
Tropics 8
4 reviews
.30 km away
Berjaya Penang Hotel
479 reviews
.90 km away
Hotel Waterfall
27 reviews
1.05 km away
G Hotel Kelawai
625 reviews
1.32 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 2,049 restaurants in Penang Island
Li Er Cafe
28 reviews
1.01 km away
Idealite Wholesome Dining Restaurant
37 reviews
.20 km away
Sawara Restaurant Steamboat & Claypot Fish Head
7 reviews
.69 km away
Taman Emas Coffee Shop
14 reviews
.51 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 431 attractions in Penang Island
Colonial Penang Museum
305 reviews
.90 km away
Penang Botanical Gardens
1,252 reviews
.19 km away
Gurney Plaza
401 reviews
1.42 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
20 August 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Ayappana3 | Reviewed this property |
Opening Times: 1. Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple : 6:00 am - 12:01 noon & 4:30 pm - 9:01 pm.
Subbu L
30 April 2017|
Response from Santhira S | Reviewed this property |
Sir, I am 67 years old. I climbed the temple very slowly. A step by step. There is no cable cars to take you to the top. There is also no people to carry you up as it is in Ayyapa Swami temple. Just get some relatives... More