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Sri Mahamariamman

163 Jln. Tun H.S. Lee, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
03/2078-3467
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As featured in 3 days in Kuala Lumpur
Ranked #21 of 111 attractions in Kuala Lumpur
Type: Religious Sites
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description: This intricately detailed South Indian temple is Malaysia’s oldest functioning Hindu temple, dating back to 1873.
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Nova Lima, MG
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I wasn't very impressive with the Sri Mahamariamman. Sure, it is nice, the details are amazing, but it is very small. You might even missed it if you walking on the street. We almost did! But since it is close to the central market, it is worth a quick visit.

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Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Looks well maintained, the colors of the building is colorful. The Sri Mahamariamman temple in Kuala Lumpur is one of the most popular temples among worshippers and visitors alike. The Sri Mahamariamman temple was built in year 1873 by K. Thamboosamy Pillai but was only opened to the public in the 1920s. After withstanding time and elements, the original structure... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

The Sri Mahamariamman Temple is worth a stop if you are in Kuala Lumpur since this is the place of worship for the Hindu population in the city. The temple is quite simple and compact. The believers use the temple in their daily ritual hence visitors should respect the place and tour the temple with minimum disturbance. In order to... More

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Iloilo City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

My kids usually wanted physical activities on our travels. Being raised in a Christian country, I want to expose them to other religions of our neighboring countries in Asia so that they will learn how to respect and accept others for what they believe in. This place is so easy to find near an LRT station, Petaling Street or what... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This temple is located in China Town and a must see. The temple is beautiful from the outside and the inside, very well kept, clean, and peaceful. Remember to dress accordingly (ie. no shorts), and take your shoes off before entering!

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Located near China town and Pasar Seni station. The temple is full of beautiful and stunning sculptor. No admission fee but you must leave your shoes outside.

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Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Getting here was very easy as our hotel was close by. As the oldest Hindu temple in Malaysia, it has very unique architecture inside and outside so good for seeing and taking some photos. Shoes aren't allowed inside and you have to pay to take photos inside. There is a place for prayers in the front and you can do... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Amidst chinatown is this temple located in a silent big campus, neat and clean giving you the peace needed

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Iloilo City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We were raised in a Christian country. I wanted to expose my children to other beliefs and religion in order to teach them to respect others in what they believe in. Sri Mahamariamman is located near the Chinatown in Kuala Lumpur and is near an LRT station. There is no admission fee. Yet, you can drop some donations. You just... More

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

The location is really close to Chinatown and the center of KL. It was very beautiful and have you were allowed to take photos. Definitely worth a look and just down the street is another temple. If you was to spend a couple of hours and do a city walking tour, this is worth a stop by.

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