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Sri Maha Mariamman Temple

Address: 163 Jln. Tun H.S. Lee, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Phone Number: 03/2078-3467
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Ranked #21 of 101 Attractions in Kuala Lumpur
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: This intricately detailed South Indian temple is Malaysia’s oldest functioning Hindu temple, dating...
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: This intricately detailed South Indian temple is Malaysia’s oldest functioning Hindu temple, dating back to 1873.

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Seoul, South Korea
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This temple was a little smaller than I expected it to be, but it was very pretty and definitely had a lot to look at. Be aware that you must take your shoes off to enter, so wear something easily removed, and then just enjoy the peace and the beauty.

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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This temple is not really outstanding nor the most accomplished esthetically. Those that have visited Southern India or just India will find it probably not very interesting. It has a good atmosphere if you are lucky to spot a marriage, although again it is not as a riotous and expansive atmosphere as in India, it is a more contained one.... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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50 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

One of the oldest temples in Kuala Lumpur and one of the most historical hindu worship sites you can visit if you are a tourist here in KL. Right from the moment you walk in you will be astounded by the sheer colors and architecture of this temple. Parking might be a hassle as its on the busy side of... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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117 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

This Indian temple is close to the Chinatown area. I was not intent to go there but it was in my way. It pointed pyramid shape with lots of decoration and colors made me interest to go inside. It's a very small temple with a welcoming courtyard before entering the temple. From architecture point of view, it's average and not... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Good for you if you haven't visited such temples before. It was much fun for me as there was a wedding held there during my visit.

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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256 attraction reviews
228 helpful votes 228 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Located close to Chinatown and Central Market areas, this is a good place to drop by if you're in the area. The pyramid-shaped front entrance is quite interesting, but the interior is a bit too cold and modern for me. I have spent quite a bit of time in India (and visited countless Hindu temples) and this one seems to... More 

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Lindenhurst, New York
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

I was brought here for the 12:15 daily ceremony. Gong banging, drum beating, horn blaring! Incense in the air. The dramatic movements seen by me for the first time. The devoted and the devotees deeply engrossed. I was thrilled to be there for it. Try to get in a few minutes ahead and get it all. It lasts twenty minutes... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We did some research and found out that this Temple opens at 5:30am (everywhere else seems to open closer to 9 or 10am). We went straight here from our early morning flight for the sunrise ceremony. It was smaller than expected but we enjoyed being the only ones there other than actual Temple goers and priests. They did a quick... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

A great looking building with a pyramid of colourful hindu statues on the outside and lovely artwork on the inside. Definitely worth visiting if you are in the Chinatown district.

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Cairo, Egypt
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Loved it.... the place was amazing and worth visiting, the art on the walls and the statues is really joyful, it is also very close from China town.

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