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Address: 163 Jln. Tun H.S. Lee, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Phone Number: +60 3-2078 3467
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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This intricately detailed South Indian temple is Malaysia’s oldest...

This intricately detailed South Indian temple is Malaysia’s oldest functioning Hindu temple, dating back to 1873.

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Better than the two related temples in Singapore?

After eating my cheap, delicious dim sum in Chinatown, I started walking towards this temple. I was stopped by a guy who told me that I needed to take off my shoes and leave them... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

After eating my cheap, delicious dim sum in Chinatown, I started walking towards this temple. I was stopped by a guy who told me that I needed to take off my shoes and leave them behind a counter. Fee of 40 cents is to be paid when retrieving my shoes. The temple is small compared to that located in Little... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The temple is very steep on the hill with as many as 272 steps, very difficult to clib specially for children & senior citizens. The temple on the top is small & clean. The view on the top is splendid with open sky from the inside of the hill.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

impressive about the Indian religious arts being there , it is located at China town and have the Indian culture inside

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This Hindu temple was on our list of places to visit in KL. When we got there it was apparent something was going on, and indeed there was: a couple was celebrating their wedding at the temple together with their family, friends and guests. A deliciously smelling buffet was prepared and the aunt of the bride invited me to please... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was the first large temple to be built in Kuala Lumpur, dedicated to the Goddess Mariamman. She watches over the villagers, matters of health, life, birth, death, disease - everything. This place is significant for religious and historical reasons and the location from which kavadi-bearers walk all the way to Batu Caves during the Thaipusam festival. I adore the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The temple is good. Petchi Amman idol is present here which is a powerful god. Check history of this god for more details.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

temple is nicely built. happy to see indian culture in KL. prasadam was nice. nicely kept. Able to see more Indians in the evening

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The oldest Hindu temple Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Surprisingly it situated inside the China town. If you go by public transport, use LRT, and get down from "Pasar Seni". From there you can walk. Anyone can enter the temple without any restriction but you have to be decent since this is a sacred place. Photographs are allowed all over the place.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous carvings and beautiful colours. Really is such a pretty temple on the a busy street. Stupidly had on the wrong clothes and didn't have a shawl/scarf but next time I will as I really want to go in. I heard the singing the last time I went past and it was wonderful. Always have the super flower garlands for... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The temple is great but then we got out and our shoes where gone. Of course the security could not do anything because he was inside talking to other locals and din't see what happened. But yeah the temple is pretty awesome, just leave your shoes in front of the main door and not on the side walk where the... More 

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