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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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Thean Hou Temple and many more Kuala Lumpur attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Kuala Lumpur itinerary planner.
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  • Short visit to the temple and it's was very nice to see the 12 types of calendar animals. Was hoping to see the lit lanterns in the temple but it was turned off. Nevertheless an interesting place for ...  more »
  • Visited in May 2017. We made our way to this temple after visiting Tugu Negara and Merdaka Square. It was a short ride up a hill and we were greeted with statues of zodiac animals. The interior of the...  more »
  • We visited the Temple in the evening, at 7pm and it still was opened. It is really amazing by night with all the lights turned on! The place is worth seeing! No fee to enter the Temple. U may take pho...  more »
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  • This is really the most beautiful Chinese temple in KL. The pictures speak for itself and also reflects the sacrifice and dedication of the devotees to the temple. The Zodiac garden is also a fun place to explore.
  • This was my first experience at a Chinese temple and it was beautiful. To witness the worship was breathtaking and I enjoyed the architecture. Not too far from the city and depending on where you are located a taxi ride should be anywhere between MYR 5-10. Also you may want to tell the taxi to wait for you or you can just uber. Enjoy!
  • This is a beautiful temple. Culturally rich and it's part of the Malaysian landscape. Take the time to ask the locals about how it was built and also observe as closely as possible the architecture of the building to appreciate it even more.
  • Beautiful temple with so many significant elements to admire and study. Attended an Indian wedding here which, apparently, is a very common occurrence. Well-maintained temple worth visiting!
  • It's a nice Chinese Buddhist temple. The temple is build very nicely. The place is really silent place.