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Thean Hou Temple

65 Persiaran Endah | Off Jalan Syed Putra, Kuala Lumpur 50460, Malaysia
+60 3-2274 7088
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This ornate Chinese temple dedicated to the Queen of Heaven, Thean Hou, protectorate of people who make their living from the sea. The temple borrows from Buddhist, Taoist and Confucian traditions. Some visitors believe the panoramic views of KL alone make the trip up the hill worthwhile.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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65 Persiaran Endah | Off Jalan Syed Putra, Kuala Lumpur 50460, Malaysia
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+60 3-2274 7088
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This building very beautiful. We've gone there by grab. Actually this location not far from little india about 1,6km. So i guess by grab is better. There is bus for go there, but i dunno exactly. If you come to KL, you should come here....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't think you will need more than 30 min at this shrine. Open air Temple is nice for pictures. Stairs are not comfy and also bathroom is really filthy!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful temple. It was very crowded on a Saturday and weddings were taking place so there were a lot of bridal parties walking round. The statues in the garden represent Chinese zodiac signs so you can take a picture with your animal. Worth a visit.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been here with my Chinese friend, He shows me the Temple. From the temple you can see the view city. It's look like Old Temple but still beautiful.

Thank Julian Holmes S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The temple is quite large and located on top of a hill in the middle of a garden. The location is really unique in KL and the breeze at the top of the hill makes it even more enjoyable. The temple itself is not particularly...More

Thank Gillou G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful Chinese temple with splendid architecture. Said to be one of the biggest Chinese temple in Malaysia which attracts lot of tourists as well as the locals. There are three goddesses, the mother of heaven, goddess of mercy and goddess of waterfront. It is...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Its a Historical Temple, one of the Oldest and Largest Temple in Southeast Asia since 1894, build by KL's Hainanesse Community Thean Hou Temple is so magnificant with so many lampion at the Temple, also one of the popular tourist attractions in Kuala Lumpur. When...More

1  Thank Reni N
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Buddhist temple is high on Robson Heights. Six stores high and very ornate. Dedicated to a Chinese sea goddess. There is no entrance fee. There are a number of food stalls and souvenir stalls at th base. Quite a lot of stairs to climb...More

1  Thank 740Elly48
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took the metro and walked up the hill to visit this temple. It was definitely worth it. Beauful view and lots to see. The climb up the hill is not for the unfit! Make sure you stop by the Chinese horoscope garden on your...More

1  Thank vtamis
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautifully built and maintained temple dedicated to the Sea Godess. The temple grounds are well landscaped with little gardens containing statues and figurines. The temple itself is tiered and built on multi levels. There is a big hall at the ground level and a...More

1  Thank murthir
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AnneLily2013
13 May 2018|
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Response from shettyuc | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is parking.
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lubeenan
1 May 2018|
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Response from GILL R | Reviewed this property |
Plan your visit, I think if you go during the day it may be very busy, I went an hour before closing it was practically empty and you could look around with too many people. An hour was enough for me
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Elizabeth R
15 September 2017|
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Response from buddingtraveller17 | Reviewed this property |
There is no entrance fee. When I visited, it was quiet and not at all touristy. It was just visited by locals coming to worship. Very quiet and serene and the view of the city skyline is nice as well from the temple... More
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