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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  • August 16, 2017
    It is nearby, so you can be found many small and miraculous for us sure things in this place. You are not an expert, then a visit just because of the strangeness is beautiful.
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  • August 16, 2017
    We went here. And taking of shoes brings me always directly in ZEN modus. We stayed here longer and we have sit down and read a little part of a book.  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    I fell for the facade of the temple already since the beginning of the preparation of this trip... when I arrived at night to see him because I was excited. You have to leave shoes on a site for a pittance of money and go barefoot. The colors, the figures that decorate this temple are impressive. There were people making offerings and being blessed by the monks themselves. The candles, the flowers that decorate every corner, the colors of the ceilings... every detail steals you soul recommend this sight.. .we, 2 adults and two children enjoyed this visit muchiiiisimo
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  • August 26, 2017
    Beautiful temple, a calm oasis in a bustling city. The smell of incense fills the air. Don't forget to take off your shoes. Worth a visit.
  • July 5, 2017
    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.
  • August 3, 2017
    Very beautiful temple. As a tourist, you must visit this temple. But do wear decently to a worship ground.
  • July 1, 2017
    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.
  • July 18, 2017
    This temple has interesting sculptures. No shoes allowed inside. Make sure to take off shoes and check them in to the left of the temple entrance before you go in.

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