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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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It is a great place for some cultural-shock at its core! (for westerns, of course). We had the opportunity to see a ceremony, very interesting and uncanny! A must visit for sure!

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 24, 2015
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Brasília
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

It is a great place for some cultural-shock at its core! (for westerns, of course). We had the opportunity to see a ceremony, very interesting and uncanny! A must visit for sure!

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We visited the temple as part of a walk through the area. It is very peaceful and ornate, worth a quick wander round and you can leave your shoes with an attendant

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Thurrock, Essex
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I'd highlighted this on my little map and we managed to find it without issue. It's a beautiful temple with lots of beautiful scenes to enjoy. Make sure you take time to digest and take away memories of colour

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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Come visit this temple at about evening when they come to pray, listen to the sound of pray call. I dont know what that means all i know its beautiful and interesting. It just a short walk from LRT pasar seni or go kl bus stop. Its on JL. TUN HS Lee. I love the architecture.

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Panora, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Chinatown was a big disappointment (just a congested market full of counterfeit goods) so finding this temple was a nice bonus. I have not seen Hindu temples before (except the filthy Batu Caves) so I was pleased. I wish I had been there for the noon ceremony. Check out the smaller Chinese temple across the street.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The temple is in Kuala Lumpur near Central Market. When you are in this area you can visit this place to see how a temple looks like. (You must take out your shoe because its a temple) Opposite of the temple you can visit a Chinese templ. This is a really nice trip!!

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Seoul, South Korea
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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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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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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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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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