Tua Pek Kong Temple @ Pasir Panjang, Sitiawan

I grew up in Sitiawan but left to KL since college. It has been 20 years since I last stepped foot here.

We were finally back in Sitiawan last Sunday. Words can’t describe how delighted I was to finally walk on the ground that shaped me to be who I am today.

These two are my former classmates.

I surprised one of them at his coffee shop for lunch the moment we arrived Sitiawan. The other guy is my accomplice :lol:

The next day, they brought my family and I to this beautiful massive temple, Tua Pek Kong Temple in Sitiawan.

My jaw dropped at awe standing before these generously built giant statues of the Tua Pek Kong himself (towering at 48ft tall), flanked by Guan Yin and a row of many other deities.

This beautiful temple looks out to sea over the Straits of Malacca. It is believed this will help to protect the fishermen travelling to the sea and bring in good harvest.

It was late at night, lighting wasn’t so good and I took pictures without using flash so please forgive me for the mediocre pictures.

There is a tunnel shaped like a dragon which you can walk inside through its mouth.

The mouth of the dragon which is also the entrance to the dragon tunnel.

The dragon tunnel.

The countless statues of deities lining the walkway around the temple are simply astonishing. I’ve never seen anything like this before so obviously I was mesmerized.

Gorgeous pond with water sprouting from those dragons onto a golden ball.

Beautiful landscape around the temple.

Giant Buddha

Forgive me for I don’t know the name of this statue.

Pasir Panjang Laut in Sitiawan, Perak is home to a small fishing village by the seaside with majority of the residents here being Malays. Yet it is also home to this massive and generously built beautiful temple. How beautiful is that? 


Tua Pek Kong Temple is really huge and beautiful. I wish to come again, maybe during the day so I can see everything clearly. The only thing is, little Ayden refused to walk on his own that night (as he was really exhausted from all the activities we did during the day) hence the Daddy had to carry him around so we did not manage to cover the entire temple as the Daddy’s arms can’t take it anymore.

Should I get to visit this temple again one of these days, I’ll make sure to take my own sweet time and soak in the beauty each and every corner has got to offer. 

Tua Pek Kong Temple is located at Jalan Pasir Panjang, 32000 Sitiawan, Perak, Malaysia.  Just Waze your way there. We did and arrived right on the dot. 

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4 Comments + Add Comment

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    No! No! He does NOT look like me!!! :D :D :D

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    I wonder how much it costs to build such a massive temple. One day I will visit sitiawan perak.

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    I believe this place look grand during daytime from all those huge statues and landscape.

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    Good that you went there night time, I went there once at day time. OMG! it was freaking hot to bear.

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