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Address: 65,Persiaran Endah | Off Jalan Syed Putra, Kuala Lumpur 50460, Malaysia
Phone Number: 60322747088
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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A beauty at the Outskirt of the City

Discovered this wonder temple while I was on my way to the Mid Valley Mall with my friends. Seeing it right in front, I had to stop the taxi right then when my eyes fell into it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Dhaka City, Bangladesh

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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357 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Discovered this wonder temple while I was on my way to the Mid Valley Mall with my friends. Seeing it right in front, I had to stop the taxi right then when my eyes fell into it. Stopped the car, went inside and got mesmerized. Decided to go back the next time when I am in KL. Will surely look... More 

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Dalian, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First time I visited such a big Chinese temple.Very beautiful and peaceful.Very good view from the temple too.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Worth a visit only to see the lanterns all lit up during the Chinese new year. Do visit during the evening time as it looks beautiful. Otherwise found the temple to be commercialized with many shops on the ground level selling touristy stuff and it was quite crowded may be due to the CNY. The surroundings could be cleaner as... More 

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Tehran, Tehran, Iran
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This chineese temple may be interesting for those who have not seen before like me , my visit was during chineese new year so it was very pretty, it has also a nice view of city . It worth a visit if you have time .

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Pondicherry, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lovely place on top of a small hill, with a good panoramic view of the city and the towers. We visited it just a couple of days before the Chinese New Year, and so, it was really decked up ...

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South of England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Amazingly decorated during CNY. Very relaxing with a lovely breeze and view. Worth the steps to reach the landings at the top.

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Shah Alam, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

When I go to a Chinese temple, I usually expect to see several beautiful prayer halls with either beautiful or impressive statues with lovely sculptures and wall paintings. I expect to see a beautiful Chinese garden and a peaceful and contemplative atmosphere. Many guide books list this as the top Chinese temple in Kuala Lumpur. We went during Chinese new... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This absolutely gorgeous temple is a work of art itself. Beautifully detailed in its sculpting and engraving of Chinese dragons and phoenixes and other mystical animals of Chinese inspiration on its beams, balustrades, ceiling, roofs, eaves and cornices. Built by the Hainanese community to appreciate their devotion to Goddess Thean Hou. Besides her, there is also another two primary deities... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommend to go on 1st day on CNY. You will experience traditional Chinese culture and see everyone wear in RED. Secondly, highly recommend to consume on vegetarian on 1st day of the year in Chinese calendar. Its bring you good luck for whole year.

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Dammam, Saudi Arabia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a big Chinese temple in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is about 8 km from the Petronas twin towers. It has a nice entrace with a small garden containing statues of different animals representing the 12 animals of the Chinese astrology. There is a big hall used for ceremonies and gatherings, then you take the stairs up to get... More 

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