THNI KONG TNUA
Between the delicious food, local hangouts and must-see scenic spots, it’s hard to miss one of the most prominent and oldest icons of Air Itam.
Welcome to Thni Kong Tnua, a Taoist temple full of history and heritage to explore.
Located at the foot of Penang Hill, there is an unassuming Temple of over a century-old dedicated to worship the Jade Emperor God. One of its kind in Malaysia, the pavilion incorporates Buddhism and Taoism beliefs, with Buddha statues at the lower shrine hall and Jade Emperor in the upper shrine hall of the Pavilion.
The harmony of Taoism and Buddhism is beautifully reflected in its intricate architecture and it invites visitors from all walks of life.
When the 8th night of Chinese New Year comes, you won’t want to miss the Jade Emperor’s birthday celebration. Being one of the oldest Jade Emperor temples in Penang, Thni Kong Tnua is thronged by locals and outstation devotees who come to give their offerings to honor and worship the Jade Emperor.
By the end of your visit, you’ll learn that Thni Kong Tnua is more than meets the eye. Its long history and rich cultural heritage will surely enrich your discovery in Penang.