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Sin Sze Si Ya Temple

Jalan Cheng Lock | Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur 50000, Malaysia
+60 3-2078 9052
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Worth a short stop

Small, unimpressive Chinese temple in Chinatown, worth a few pics and a short visit, nice... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Larry M
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Vientiane, Laos
Very Colourful

A wonderful atmosphere with many people paying respect to their ancestors. beautiful, colourful... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
69Heather
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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Jalan Cheng Lock | Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur 50000, Malaysia
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+60 3-2078 9052
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Small, unimpressive Chinese temple in Chinatown, worth a few pics and a short visit, nice adornments.

Thank Larry M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful atmosphere with many people paying respect to their ancestors. beautiful, colourful decorations and the smell of incense all add to the experience.

Thank 69Heather
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is located closely to the Hindu temple, and is beautiful in its own right but quite underwhelming. You could spend 10 minutes exploring, but that is being generous at best. Perhaps you can stick your head in and look around if you happen to...More

Thank Ross R
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Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

A must visit temple for devotees during CNY. Most visitors are praying for good luck and blessings for the new Dog year. Parking is very scarce so it would be advisable to park at the open car park at nearby Central Market. Or commute via...More

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Reviewed February 16, 2018

Anything written about this temple will be an understatement. It beats as a heart for this city as no other site does. No one could create a more spectacular display of colours and shadows, made better and more unique by the dreamy aromas of incense....More

Thank Higuma2017
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Reviewed February 2, 2018 via mobile

What a great little treat right out the side of Chinatown. This beautiful little temple was full of activity inside and out. We walked around and enjoyed seeing this little gem.

Thank IndySig
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Reviewed January 20, 2018

This, I am told, is the oldest Chinese temple in KL. Difficult to find, off a side street that is parallel to the central market. Not much from the outside (the plot is ringed with barbed wire atop the walls) but beautiful within. Lots of...More

Thank Colin G
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Reviewed January 18, 2018 via mobile

This temple does have a small side temple for more religious worship but the main focus is on advice on business and arts, given its unique history at the start of the Chinese community within KL. It’s a little hard to find given the large...More

Thank loveDCA
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Reviewed December 12, 2017

The Sin Sze Si Ya Temple (also known as Sze Yah Temple) in Kuala Lumpur dates back to 1864 and is one of the oldest Chinese temples in Kuala Lumpur. It can be found down a small backstreet adjacent to Central Market. The temple has...More

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Reviewed December 10, 2017

It was a refreshing experience during our first visit to a Taoist Temple. The temple is dedicated to Sze Ya and Si Sze Ya. The temple is very near to Petaling Street. There is no entry fee or any other fees. Devotees offer incense sticks...More

1  Thank Arun R
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Flitz8
March 18, 2018|
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Response from Arun R | Reviewed this property |
I have not talked to the fortune tellers in the temple. But most of the people in KL can speak English very fluently. Really a nice place. We were surprised to see that many spoke Hindi also in the temple.
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CCYim
April 11, 2015|
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Response from SJTKL | Reviewed this property |
From the front entrance of Central Market turn left and walk up the pedestrian street market (Bestari Walk) until you reach the first right hand turn. Turn right through the arched walkway and at the next right hand turn you... More
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