Tian Gong Tan Temple
Quaint religious architecture in a secluded corner of Butterworth
Dedicated to the Chinese Jade Emperor God, this temple was craftily rebuilt with resplendent decorations on a somewhat small land space in 2008. It is located at the quiet corner of Lintang Kampung Benggali, a short distance away from the busy Jalan Kampung Benggali.
The temple was originally established in nearby Jalan Pa’ Abu about a hundred years ago by the early Hokkien and Cantonese communities of Butterworth. It was later moved to its current site at Lintang Kampung Benggali in the 1980s.
The Jade Emperor God is venerated by the Chinese with special prayers on the 8th and 9th days of the first lunar month of the Chinese calendar.