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Sri Maha Mariamman Temple

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Address: 163 Jln. Tun H.S. Lee, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Phone Number: 03/2078-3467
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
Description: This intricately detailed South Indian temple is Malaysia’s oldest...
This intricately detailed South Indian temple is Malaysia’s oldest functioning Hindu temple, dating back to 1873.
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A nice temple in the middle of ChinaTown

Really there is nothing to dislike. If you want some quiet, a place to be. Being an active temple act appropriately. Of course no smoking and NO footwear. I is a very old temple.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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Huntsville, Alabama
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Really there is nothing to dislike. If you want some quiet, a place to be. Being an active temple act appropriately. Of course no smoking and NO footwear. I is a very old temple.

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Gladstone, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We didn't actually meant to go to this temple but it was on the way to the markets. Thee temple has an very elaborated and detailed exterior with a classic white hindu architecture and the a colourful entrance. You have to take your shoes off (not my preference) to get in. But inside tgere are a lot of delais to... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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227 helpful votes 227 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

This is the oldest Hindu temple in Kuala Lumpur and is situated in Chinatown. Constructed in the late 1800's, the temple has intricate and brightly painted sculptures at its frontage. The annual chariot procession during Thaipusam starts from this temple to the Batu Caves. Shoes must be removed before entering the temple.

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Budapest, Hungary
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

When we visited the temple it was closed for pray time, so we couldn't get in. From the outside it looks like an avarage hindu temple which is also not so big. It's richly designed, but you can find prettier and more interesting places in KL. It's the oldest hindu temple in KL and if you've never been in one... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

If the number of likes I got from my photos of this place on Facebook and Instagram are anything to go by, then this is a must see temple. It's not big but is stunningly beautiful very tranquil and you will get some great pics

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Denver, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I visited several temples suring my time in KL, and I think this was my favorite. The colors and decor was beautiful. People were very welcoming.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Located around the corner from Petaling Street, Central Market and the Guan Di Temple this is another must see on your tour of KL. The Sri Maha Mariamman Temple is one of the finest Hindu Temples in KL and especially if you are deterred by the steps or monkeys at Batu Caves. Remember to remove your shoes and leave at... More 

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Porto Alegre, RS
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The temple is located very near Petaling Street so it is a good idea to walk by and take some pictures. The temple itself is not big and a few minutes inside is enough. To enter you must take off your shoes and leave it on the side of the temple and not in front of it.

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huddersfield
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This temple was very close to our hotel, we went in the evening and still lots of tourists were there, a great place lots of great opportunity for photos of wonderful intricate architecture, well worth a visit.

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San Jose, California
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The colours and the intracacy of the carvings at the doorway make this worth a visit. When you enter turn around and look again at the doorway, it's even more impressive inside than outside ! You have to leave your shoes with the attendant but actually after a day walking around KL it was a pleasure to take them off... More 

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