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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
Fee: No
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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 site not to be missed, There are quite a few steps to be climbed but well worth the effort. Perched on top of a hill the Temple has good views of the surrounding area. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Healesville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice place - great views of Kuala Lumpur and not so crowded. Really worth visiting. Nice shooting spots and garden. Don't forget to take a look on beautiful ceiling inside of the temple!!!

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone is welcoming at the Temple where the architecture is so fascinating. No problems with taking photos and they have loads of turtles out the back in a pond that you can pick up. Make sure you arrive by car as there is a big hill up to it. A great free attraction in KL.

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Eeklo, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

once you hget to this location (known as "chinese temple" to taxi drivers), the view of the temple is nice & the building is slightly interesting, but don't expect to find much explanations of what you are seeing if you don't have a guide - however, the location is quite remote and trying to reach it or leave it by... More 

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Coimbatore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Must place to visit in KL. The temple is beautiful with traditional Chinese colours. It's so peaceful and you really feel refreshed while you leave. You can donate money and it's free access to public. Hidden away in the mountains and they also have shop down stairs which is reasonably priced. Not to miss place in KL

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This temple was the first stop on my tour. I got a brief description by the guide and then I respectfully walked through on my own. It didn't take too long. I love the tranquility and peacefulness of the temple.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The temple is one the biggest Chinese temples I've actually ever been to. It has 7 levels and it is suitably located on the top of the hill, so that you can take nice shots of the cityscape once you climb the stairs the the highest level. A must see in KL I would say!

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Healesville, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A site not to be missed, There are quite a few steps to be climbed but well worth the effort. Perched on top of a hill the Temple has good views of the surrounding area. The Temple is extremely ornate in the Chinese Buddha style. Visitors are welcome and photographing is not a problem.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must see location in Kuala Lumpur. The Temple sits high over the city and the architecture is beautiful. We took some great shots back over CBD. The gardens with the years/12 symbols of the Chinese calendar was special. Also great turtle ponds with 100's of turtles was a highlight.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My first experience of visiting a Chinese temple, and gave me an insight into the system of the 12 animals for years. Really enjoyed seeing the models, alongwith characteristics in the garden.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The an hou temple is beautiful, made all the better by clearly still being a working temple. It's well worth looking round the whole place , and visiting the herb and tortoise gardens. The tortoises seem very cramped, and it does look like people have been using it as a dumping ground for pet tortoises who have lost their novelty... More 

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