We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 65, Persiaran Endah, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Phone Number: 03-22747088
Website
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.
read more
Visit Thean Hou Temple like an insider
Private Tour
$44*
and up
Private Tour: Batu Caves and Temple Afternoon Tour from Kuala...
Top Rated
$29*
and up
Batu Caves and Temple Tour from Kuala Lumpur

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 378 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 149
    Excellent
  • 171
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Large Modern Chinese temple in KL

I visited this temple as a tourist and did find it impressive in size. I was also lucky enough to visit just after Chinese New Year so the beautiful decorations and lanterns were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2015
highburychampion
,
Melbourne, Australia
Add Photo Write a Review

378 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
India
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

One look at the Chinese temple brought a smile to our faces .... Red and Gold looked awesome... Stepping into the temple brought us so close to God... The fragnance of the agarbatis brought peace and tranquility ....

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

A must visit place for all, family, single , tourist , group of friends .. The place offers peace...quite feeling that relaxes. Enjoy the view and chit chat with Your love one.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Yichang, China
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Unless you booked a tour(not recommended)it is really hard to get to this temple as there is no proper pavement!You need to climb up the hill with cars driving right past you. The temple itself is ok but I've seen better ones. Perhaps we couldn't enjoy it much as we went during the Spring Festival and the place was packed...Lots... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Beautiful Chinese temple.. very picturesque and you calm place.. also well maintained... must visit during the chinese new year.. very close from kl sentral by cab.. the temple has these stick you can toss to choose a number, and the take chit of that number which predicts what the future holds for you.. will visit again

Was this review helpful? Yes
South Florida, Florida
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Visited many temples during my recent visit to Malaysia and this was one of the top two temples I favored. I visited it during the Lunar New Year period so not sure if the lanterns are strung year-round. Go early because parking is a nightmare with stories of having to park down the hill and walk uphill to the temple.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
46 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We never miss this temple in the Chinese New Year in the last few years despite the fact it is extremely busy and packed with tourists and visitors during this period. It is always a challenging task for me driving up to the hill in my manual geared little Ford when there is extremely heavy traffics with lots of vehicles... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
38 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I visited this temple as a tourist and did find it impressive in size. I was also lucky enough to visit just after Chinese New Year so the beautiful decorations and lanterns were all strung up. The building is multi tiered and a riot of colour so great to photograph. There are also sculptures of the 12 animals of the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Borobudur, Indonesia
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
45 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Our visit was during the evening. It really was a spectacle of light and colour. Atmospheric and welcoming. I enjoyed it very much. I recall sharing a taxi with a few other travellers. The ceramic 'Kuan Yin' image in the main shrine hall, is a really amazing rendering. I have never seen one like it. Quite magical for a modern... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Copenhagen, Denmark
Top Contributor
259 reviews 259 reviews
26 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Go now, the decorations for the lunar new year are so good. But expect crowds and much traffic at this time of year

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
32 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Thean Hou Temple also viewed

Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan
 
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan
 

Been to Thean Hou Temple? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Thean Hou Temple and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Thean Hou Temple staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?