Thean Hou Temple, Kuala Lumpur

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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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  • Visiting the temple is very fascinating. I was there during a sermon and got to experience it. The temple is a large, multi floor, structure that also inhabits a food court, cafe and souvenir shops. P...  more »
  • Nice peaceful place. Need to climb 2 floors to reach temple. In the temple it is very peaceful and big budha and other chinese god idols are there. It might be very good during Chinese festivals...Ove...  more »
  • Welcoming environment, clean, well kept and architecturally beautiful. I was very surprised by the beauty of the temple and the sense of peace surrounding it. I had a chance to make an offering and sa...  more »
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  • A very nice place , people are very familiar with tourists and you can capture all your lovely moments. A lot of beautiful statues, and the Chinese building structure. I liked it very much.
  • Oh...This place is beautiful and peaceful...You can't get enough of this place....such awesome architecture....Highly recommended.... get your fortune as well....Go there at around 5 in the evening...The temple looks even gorgeous in the night....Take an Uber or grab to reach there...
  • I had no idea such a beautiful temple was so nearby where I live. Lots of opportunities for great shots. Beautiful view of the city from the top. Free entry and only RM3 for parking. Come in the morning as I got there at 2 and they were already removing the lanterns.
  • Very beautiful with great views. Marriage services are done here as well. Souvenir shops and small restaurants are also available in the basement.
  • Nice temple complex upon a hill. We made the mistake of walking from downtown Kuala Lumpur to the Temple... it didn't look that far on the map. That was a crazy idea. If you want to visit this beautiful place, take a cab, Uber or Grab. Don't walk, especially not with a stroller and a young child!

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