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Address: 65, Persiaran Endah, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Phone Number: 03-22747088
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: This ornate Chinese temple dedicated to the Queen of Heaven, Thean Hou...
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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It was the first real chinese temple which i visited in my life so it was an experience... you have to take a cab up there but it's worth it... the vibrant colors make it very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

It was the first real chinese temple which i visited in my life so it was an experience... you have to take a cab up there but it's worth it... the vibrant colors make it very interesting to see...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

A bit out of KL to get to but worth the visit to see the beauty of this 6 tiered Chinese Buddhist Temple. Being from Europe you don't see many of these around so was impressed by the ornateness of the architecture. The wood carvings on the ceiling are very impressive and also all the figures of dragons and birds... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Well there are better Buddhist temples, but if you are passing by you might as well visit this. It is very easily accessible, well maintained and doesn't take much time to visit. But it is just another Buddhist temple and doesn't really have something great that you cannot miss it. I for myself visited after living for 10 months in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Very well keep templer, many activities and attractive place but less of parking all the times with the event. less restaurant

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

If you have your own transport and want a quiet evening to take some nice photos, you should try visiting Tean Hou Temple at night. If there are no functions, it is very peaceful and you can take your time to wander around. You can get a very good shot of KL's skyline at night and some of the lights... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The Thean Hou Temple is large and gives you an intimate look into the life of the local people. Several simple weddings were taking place during our visit on Saturday. The grounds are nice and look for the pool areas filled with turtles. Good views from the temple, too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Really nice temple. Visited on Sunday afternoon. Not at all busy. Very well maintained. Well worth a quick visit. No need to spend lots of time. Worth seeing!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

If you want to get a feel of the amazing Malaysian culture and structures, then this is the place you should definitely visit. Visiting this place, would give you great peace of mind, and a good vibe within. I got the opportunity to visit it during the Chinese new year, so it was amazingly decorated and was looking marvellous. I... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I read some other reviews that said "just another temple" which is an absolutely absurd notion. Having been to way too many temples throughout China, the Thean Hou Temple is very uncharacteristic of typical Chinese temples. I'm not saying this is a must see, because the alters weren't particularly spectacular. I'm just saying it's a completely different take on Chinese... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Nice place for some oriental photography (especially during chinese new year season) Couples come here to register their marriage and it's also a worship place for buddhist. No entrace fees whatsoever.

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Address: Address: 65, Persiaran Endah, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Phone Number: 03-22747088
Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Wilayah Persekutuan  >  Kuala Lumpur

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