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Sri Maha Mariamman Temple, Kuala Lumpur

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Admire the oldest Hindu temple in the city at Sri Maha Mariamman Temple. Founded in 1873 on the edge of Chinatown, the place of worship functioned for many years as a private shrine for the Pillai family who built it. The impressive five-tiered gopuram (a South Indian monumental tower) that juts out above the entrance features 228 idols and sets the tone for the ornate decor of the interior. The temple's spatial design represents a human body lying on its back, with its feet pointing east, head pointing west: walk through the temple and consider the connections between each room and the part of the body you are in. Our Kuala Lumpur trip itinerary builder makes visiting Sri Maha Mariamman Temple and other Kuala Lumpur attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Built in the South Indian style, the temple's most outstanding feature is the impressive 5-tiered gopuram (tower). It is the tallest structure in the temple. The dramatic 22.9m (75ft) high pyramid-sha...  more »
  • Where there is God there is love ... I love temples and pagodas thus during my stay in KL I visit few of them .. This one is a little one but very beautiful and I will go back when I will be in Kl  more »
  • Interesting very well maintained temple in the Indian quarter Lots of stalls selling Indian sweets, garlands and incense The the surrounding area also Indian restaurants and shops selling saris and In...  more »
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  • Very pretty temple. Busy in the morning with early prayers. A lot of Weddings on weekends here. Tourist are welcome. There a shoe locker to check your shoes in on left side of entrance. A lot of Flower stall to buy flowers to offer for the Gods.
  • The Goddess Mary is full of care and compassionate. Many devotees get their blessing here. This Holy Place is one of the best in Malaysia.
  • This place couldn't have been more pretty and peaceful. Built in 1873, this temple remains the oldest and richest in KL. Make sure upon your visit you are dressed appropriately. Ladies, have your legs fully covered. The temple has cover ups should you need to borrow. Also, no hats. Take in the peaceful and captivating atmosphere.
  • The oldest temple in Malaysia nice n peaceful place to pray is near Chinatown, there isn't parking place, so on weekend is very crowded with cars n hard to walk by in the morning.
  • A great place to visit and pray always crowded not many parking space, remember to remove shoe's and keep the dress code

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A global city, Kuala Lumpur offers accommodations to suit a range of needs and budgets. The brand-focused city center houses luxury options within a modern complex of shops, attractions, and transport links. Bukit Bintang offers similar chain hotel options, along with a few more side-street establishments for those with limited budgets. Chinatown and the atmospheric Brickfields area offer decent backpacker hostels at suitable backpacker prices.
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