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Thean Hou Temple

Address: 65, Persiaran Endah, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Phone Number: 03-22747088
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Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Owner description: This ornate Chinese temple dedicated to the Queen of Heaven, Thean...
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Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
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 from Buddhist, Taoist and Confucian traditions. Some visitors believe the panoramic views of KL alone make the trip up the hill worthwhile.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Without any disrespect to anyone who has a religious conviction to this temple we found it to be very average in architecture and as an attraction. One thing worth mentioning (we got this from a previous review): It is very much out of the way so I hope everyone who writes newer reviews passes this message on: Get your taxi... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

It's a beautiful place with ample parking spaces. I'll be there monthly to offer prayers and visit the turtles/red ear slider. Kids love the place as it was decorated nicely with the 12 Chinese animal zodiac.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Built on a 1.67 acres piece of land, Thean Hou Temple is dedicated to the Goddess Tian Hou ( The Heavenly Mother), a landmark six- tiered chinese temple built by the Hainanese community in Kuala Lumpur. A grandiose structure, representing a combination of modern architectual and authentic traditional design, featuring imposing pillars beautifully decorated with dragon-inspired columns and immaculate and... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Located on Robson Heights, opposite the Mid-Valley Megamall, this temple sits on top of the hill. Beautifully decorated this Chinese New Year season, it is also filled to the brim with visitors and devotees alike. Parking can be a nightmare here. One of the largest temples in South-East Asia, the main hall has beautiful dragon- inspired columns and lovely rooftops.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I liked the place, I've never been in similar before. It looks authentic and had a great view to the city! It's free to visit, but hard to reach with public transport (use taxi and or you have to walk a lot).

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Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Good traditional architecture building of Chinese culture, located at the hill site excellent scenery and facing very far view until Malacca Sea and peaceful yet harmony environment. Those who curious especially like new experience of Belief can try the tarot reading very accurate and occasionally got Chinese culture performance especially during Chinese Festival.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Thean Hou Temple is situated on top of a hill, off Jalan Kelang Lama, Kuala Lumpur. It quite impressively constructed with large Deity statues and joss stick urns. It's a good example to show visiting Tourists to glance a typical popular place of worship for the Chinese population.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

beautiful multi floor temple near Brickfields, Sentral. on the roof is a beautiful view on Kuala Lumpur. Although the temple is near the city, the surroundng is green and peaceful.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Thean Hou Temple is far away from everywhere and you will need to ask your taxi driver to wait for you because there are no taxis to go back to the town. You can visit it in 30-45 minutes.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The temple is located on a hill that is better accessed by car. The building architecture is very beautiful when seen from the outside. The inside is pretty much like other Chinese temples, but might be rather impressive if you have never seen anything similar. The whole temple is very well preserved and clean. I guess the only inconvenient is... More 

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