Thean Hou Temple, Kuala Lumpur

Visit Thean Hou Temple, a six-tiered Chinese temple. Built by the city's Hainanese community and dedicated to the goddess Tian Hou (The Heavenly Mother), the temple was completed in 1989. Enter the prayer hall to admire the three altars, with their gold statuettes of three goddesses and offerings laid at their feet. The monumental architecture of the buildings follows a classically Chinese design, with thick red pillars, upturned ornamental pagoda corners, and intricate, colorful repeated patterns. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Kuala Lumpur using our trip planner.
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  • Very nice and fine temple and have restaurant inside. If you love chines temples and such places then it’s most and worth visit.  more »
  • Visit Buddhist temples in each new country, this pleasant surprise. Beautiful, bright, colorful. It was immediately after the Chinese new year, so many decorations are not removed. From the temple with beautiful views of the city (temples always stand on a hill). Inside everything is bright, you can get a prediction of fate (a gimmick for tourists). Very reasonably priced.
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  • Outside there is Chinese horoscope characters and traits.If you go right top temple you can see Petronas and Menara Towers in distance.Temple itself is big and beautiful  more »
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  • I visited both at day and night, there are different sceneries. It's worth to drive here and have a look. On daytime you can have a view of the city landscape from the top of the temple. At night it's better to shoot the temple with its lighted lanterns. Though its beauty is far from many traditional Chinese temples in Greater China, it is a decent local one with certain attractiveness. There are Zodiac animals statues, very family friendly and attract quite some attention. Riding on the tiger and have someone take a picture of you would be one of the funny things to do here.
  • Warning: don't attempt to walk from nearest station to here. It will cost you roughly 45 minutes. Nice Chinese temple with contemporary atmosphere. Some parts are being renovated so there are construction here and there. I see many local visit here for celebration and many tourist are here too. Facilities are not quite there, toilet is old and dirty but totally usable. To going here you may want to call Uber or Grab. Bus and train nearest stops are not remotely close to this temple. Not quite for backpackers, come here if you have some spare time to enjoy KL.
  • Temple dedicated to deities of Southern Chinese traditions and Buddhism. A serene religious centre on Robson Hill overlooking the sky scrapper landscape of Kuala Lumpur. Temple opens from 8 am to 10 pm daily. The temple will be full of people during Chinese New Year, and Buddhist celebrations. Contrary to what had been shown on the map, walking here from the closest LRT station is not recommended, especially under the blazing hot topical sun.
  • Fantastic temple! Free entrance. We've get there when they were preparing for the new Chinese year so lots of Chinese lanterns all over the place, amazing decorations, statues and sculptures! There are 2 beautiful artificial waterfalls with statues and an area with all the statues of the animals from the Chinese calendar with a inscription showing the years and the main qualities of each animal/person born on that year. Inside the temple admire the ceiling and the statues. There is a tradition - there's a pot with sticks and you take them out pray and release them... one will remain higher then the others... watch the number on it and search in the small drawer under the pot :) yes you have an answer to your prayer ;) There's also the marriage court decorated with amazing flowers... and under the temple is a shop with souvenirs and a food court.
  • Buddhist temple with panoramic view. Recently repainted but i felt it has lost the ancient feel after the make-over. Seems like a favourite stop for tourists (bus-loads of them depending on when you visit!). Wasn't my kind of quiet solace that i was seeking. Nevertheless, nice surrounding scenery.
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