Sri Maha Mariamman Temple, Kuala Lumpur

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. Plan your Sri Maha Mariamman Temple visit and explore what else you can see and do in Kuala Lumpur using our Kuala Lumpur online trip itinerary planner .
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  • Shoes when you enter, the entry Tower is beautiful, inside is a normal hindu temple as in other countries
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  • We visited early evening, and it was a fascinating, calm part of a busy day. Interesting wandering around and watching the rituals, plus very friendly staff and people who offered to share their food ...  more »
  • And suddenly from the hustle and bustle, what a tranquillity here. Beautiful temple, well maintained. Alternating with tourists and people who are there every day.
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  • Beautiful Temple. Amaze with the beautiful architecture. A must visit as part of the historical Kuala Lumpur walk
  • Beautiful temple. Excellent Indian architecture. This temple gets visited a lot by travellers just for the majestic architecture. A must go place for a Hindu and should be visited by all else as well. A serene and calming place.
  • 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.
  • Very nice and devotional experience. Thanks for the management and other responsible persons for maintaining our Hindu dharma overseas. Thanks once shin.
  • 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.

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