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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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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Beautiful temple with a view of the city as it's placed on a hill. Dedicated to the goddesses Tian Hou, Guan Yin, and Shui Wei Sheng Niang. Also provides wedding registration services I believe.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

the work n this temple was absolutely amazing, very old so must depth in it and i enjoyed walking around and admiring it

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Worth a visit for the 6-tiered architecture and majestic views from the upper floors. Very peaceful environment. There are few shops on the ground floors selling Chinese souvenirs

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I had first visited this temple in 2011 when I shifted to KL. Loved every bit of it including the rather garish and crudely made animal statues depicting each Chinese year, in the garden. I loved it most of all because of the remoteness, peace and solitude despite being at the Centre of the city. 4 years later I am... More 

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

It is not easy to get to by foot, but it is worth the visit. It is a working temple that has not been completely turned over to tourism. A really good example of a buddhist temple.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Beautiful, brightly colored temple on a hill. The temple is quite large and the view from the top is great. We almost skipped it on our last day in KL and I'm so glad that we didn't. Bonus: statues of the Chinese astrological signs outside.

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Panora, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Temples reflect the populations they serve. The Indians are the poorest Malaysians and their Batu Caves are filthy and basic. The Chinese are the richest and their biggest temple is a WOW! that sits on a prime hilltop piece of real estate. The Chinese are like that: "We are more successful than you are and our temple is way better... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The temple provides good insight about Chinese temples and also gives a glimpse of their culture. Perched on top of a small hillock, it is not accessible by public transport, though you may take a bus til the main road and walk around 300-400 m uphill to reach it. The highlight was a pot with sticks in it...one has to... More 

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Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The day we visited 1.1.2015 made that the tempel was very crowded with just married Chinese couples and families. We -as Western people- were invited for the celebration lunch wich made it a more special experience for us.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

There is nothing more spiritual or mesmerizing than approaching a temple as you hear the monks chanting in unison, their voices amplified over speakers. Inside, you are free to walk about and absorb how Kuala Lumpur is a blend of so many cultures and religions.

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