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Thean Hou Temple

65, Persiaran Endah, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
03-22747088
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Type: Religious Sites
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This ornate Chinese temple dedicated to the Queen of Heaven, Thean Hou, protectorate of people who make their living from the sea. The temple borrows... more » Owner description: This ornate Chinese temple dedicated to the Queen of Heaven, Thean Hou, protectorate of people who make their living from the sea. The temple borrows from Buddhist, Taoist and Confucian traditions. Some visitors believe the panoramic views of KL alone make the trip up the hill worthwhile. « less
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Bangalore, India
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Reaching the temple was quite difficult as hardly anyone seemed to have heard of it. Even cab-drivers were not aware. We had taken the Hop on Hop Off tour and just stopped got down at KL Sentral. Best way to reach is take a cab from KL Sentral to the temple which is not as close-by as people will tell.... More

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Courbevoie, France
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18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Amazing colours the space is organized in a special way, so you feel alone with the gods. Intersting detail: there are 2 chinese gods and one hindou the best temple in KL, although quite fare from everything else

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Lithonia, Georgia, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

sure its a shopping frenzy trip and business- but it doesnt hurt to refresh the grey matter by learning-- culture and history is not restricted to your own country - and each is individual and different- wasnt planned - and was worthwhile visiting

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Johor, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Even though this is the tourism spot but nothing much other than climbing up the stairs to reach the main hall of the temple.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I took a taxi here to make things easier as it's a bit out of the way and up a hill. The temple is very detailed and colorful, and it wasn't too crowded when I was there. More people praying than tourists taking pictures. The shrine area is up the stairs and it provides good views of the city. I... More

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Sydney, Australia
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Brilliant, colourful, vibrant, and learned a lot about the people of Malaysia. Outside gardens provided a turtle pond, waterfalls, and Chinese art depicting there symbology for the years and each ones meaning.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

A little out of town (3 kms) but worth the effort to get there. We did monorail plus walked. Taxi would be more convenient. An impressive colourful religious building made more spectacular with Chinese New Year decorations

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Its wonderful, it has everything that a chinese temple need to have and it is very clean and organized

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

If you would like to see one of the cultural Chinese places you must visit the Thean Hou Temple and know the story behind each charcter.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Place not to be missed in KL. Beautiful, well maintained temple. Temple architecture works are beautiful. You can get a very beautiful view of KL skyline from temple top. Atmosphere is just peaceful. A must visit place

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