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Thean Hou Temple

65, Persiaran Endah, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
03-22747088
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Ranked #15 of 108 attractions in Kuala Lumpur
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

After reading the trip advisor reviews I decided to visit the Temple. Following the advice I organised a taxi to take me up and wait as it is a little out of the way. The detail and colours on the building are beautiful and it is just such a peaceful location to sit and contemplate for a while. I gave... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Great place of architecture and the colours are amazing. Plenty to see and good education for our Grandaughter.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This temple visit is a must in KL. We visited it the first time we came here and loved it. We now live in KL and take all our of visitors there. The temple is very nice and we love the small astrological park outside. We took pictures in front of our signs which read adjectives describing people born in... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

A pretty temple at the top of a hill. It is fairly simple to get to - and we enjoyed our time exploring this fully functioning temple in all of its pretty colour.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

One that is worth a look at... You are Free to walka round and take in the surroundings.. Good view of the city from the top too ..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Always worth a visit once in a while. Its decorated beautifully during Chinese new year. Great souvenirs shopping too. Definitely an eye-catcher.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

It looks to be on a mini-hill. Has variety of monuments of animals like dragon, Sheep etc etc- they represent Chinese horoscope. The temple architecture is really good. You can pray and select one of the numbered sticks which in turn is associated to a chit with prediction and advices. Fun!

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We visited this temple at night, but the colours were still amazing, lots to see, we saw a Thai Chi class while we were there.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This was the most beautiful temple we visited in KL. It was later surpassed by the opulence of some of the temples and clan houses in Penang but while in KL, it is definitely worth seeing. There is also a nice view of the city skyline from the upper terrace and a Chinese astrology garden in front of it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Highly suggestive temple, rich in atmosphere, easy to reach by taxi from KL Sentral. The temple is close to city centre but isolated from it, being on a hill. You can enjoy the quietness and the Petronas/KL towers view from the temple's terrace.. The temple is colourfull and well maintained, definitely worth a visit. Free entrance and souvenir shops below.

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