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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 #24 of 114 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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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Corny title but this magnificent temple is in a dusty side street on the edge of Chinatown. The façade is a riot of coloured carvings that should not be missed.

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Brussels, Belgium
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Nice temple to visit in the historical area of KL where you ahve also some nice chinese temples and shophouses.The main gate with his decorations is for sure a photo not to miss..

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Tehran, Iran
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

You can easily reach this Indian Temple by subway, when you get out the tram you will the high gold status, first you get there you will visit a temple which you might see Buddhist people are praying there ( you should take off you shoes) it has some painting on the wall, then you will go to the status... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

A quaint Hindu temple in the middle of Chinatown and a worthwhile visit if you're already in the area. It's small and will probably take no more than 15 minutes to see everything. Look up as you're approaching and you can't miss it. It's a fascinating monument from the outside. You can't wear your shoes in or carry them in... More

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Sao Bernardo Do Campo, SP
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Great place to visit! Not only really interesting, but also very beautiful and so full of details. When I went there, I was lucky to watch part of a religious ceremony and they were so kind they welcomed us to be part of it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Before entering you must remove your shoes & hand them to the person responsible for keeping them until you are done with your visit. Inside it is very clean, ornate, and you will notice there are people there on a spiritual visit so please remember at all times to show respect--no laughing loudly or shouting (sadly this was what I... More

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zurich
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

Well run and clean place. Experience hindu worship rituals ( few times a day). Facade is small so easy to miss from the street.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This was also part of the hop-on hop-off tour. The design of the temple was very ornate and a great way for photo ops. The entire temple could be viewed best when you are on top of the monorail though.

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Nova Lima, MG
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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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