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Thean Hou Temple

65, Persiaran Endah, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
03-22747088
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Ranked #13 of 111 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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

you can take a cab there, dont try to walk uphill as its really steep and far. quiet place if you are interested to visit a chinese temple, one of the biggest chinese temple in kuala lumpur i think.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

It's probably the nicest temple I visited in KL. A bit hard to reach by foot - there is no dedicated pathway for part of the climb.

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Nicest temple in KL.its near Little India, Briekfields..where you can have bananaleaf meals , cheap local food.

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Revesby
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I particularly enjoyed the garden with the figures of the Chinese horoscope. The temple itself is well worth a visit and I would recommend it to anyone in KL for a short or long stay

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

The Thean Hou Temple is very interesting specially if you are Chinese. At the entrance area, there are the twelve animal kingdom that represented by the year of your birth. If you know which year of your birth, you can find the designated animal of that year and take a photo with it. The animal models are in relative to... More

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

It is a landmark six-tiered Chinese temple in Kuala Lumpur, located on Robson Heights along Lorong Bellamy, overlooking Jalan Syed Putra (Federal Highway). It was completed in 1987 and officially opened in 1989. The property belongs to and is run by the Selangor & Federal Territory Hainan Association (Persatuan Hainan Selangor & Wilayah Persekutuan). The temple, built by the Hainanese... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This is a "very Chinese" temple indeed. Expect red dragons, gold ornaments, over the top decoration...Just like you want it. It is also an active temple, so you get the chance to learn more about the religion. A little tricky to get to though

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

The temple was clean (including the toilets) and there were very few people there surprisingly. People didn't seem to know where it was but we found a taxi driver who knew the way - TIP unlike other places its worth having your taxi/transport wait for you as the few taxis there were booked for return trips and the guard said... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

This temple was closer to Megamall and we asked the taxi to wait (very difficult to get a taxi there). Chinese god statues were so huge and the hall was artistically decorated with dragons and other painting work. We took nice and colourful photographs. The turtle pond was being renovated when we visited but still we saw hundreds of turtles... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

If you have read my previous reviews, you will know that temples are not my thing, however, this is a stunning temple set atop a hill with fantastic views out over Kuala Lumpur. Come and view the splendour of this temple; you won't be disappointed Whilst we were there we witnessed a fantastic electrical storm complete with some of the... More

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