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“Visit during Chinese Festive season”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Thean Hou Temple

Thean Hou Temple
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Ranked #16 of 265 things to do in Kuala Lumpur
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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 from Buddhist, Taoist and Confucian traditions. Some visitors believe the panoramic views of KL alone make the trip up the hill worthwhile.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Kuala Lumpur
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Visit during Chinese Festive season”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

Very crowded and smokey from all the incense burning but the statues of the deities is just phenomenal. A nice place to take photos, night and day.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Beautiful Temple”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

Loved this temple with its striking architecture and beautiful statues. Dedicated to Goddess Tian Hou (The Heavenly Mother), it has elements of Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism. From the striking pillars painted red to symbolise good fortune and prosperity, to the spectacular roofs and intricate carvings, this beautiful Chines temple is a must see fort visitors to KL.

Visited March 2013
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Interesting”
Reviewed March 24, 2013

The temple is brightly coloured with intricate designs, and it was interesting to see a lot of Chinese Malaysian couples register their marriages downstairs. The statues of the twelve animals of the Zodiac were a good way to learn.

Visited March 2013
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Brisbane
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Inauthentic experience but average at best”
Reviewed March 22, 2013

Thean Hou Temple appears to be a popular destination for local Hainanese community to come pray to their Buddhist Gods. Named after the Goddest Tian Hou (heavenly mother). The temple was built in 1985. Since it was built quite recently, the temple feels 'fake' and poorly designed in comparison with temples in China. People line up to get their fortune told or sprayed with blessed water from the temple monks. Personally I thought the experience was average at best - it's just a temple for the local community to come pray to their Gods. The view is quite nice though.

Visited February 2013
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Tehran, Iran
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“A piece of heaven”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

the temple is gorgeous, there are statues outside with all the Chinese zodiac signs on the ground floor shops with souvenirs and sacred art of China, a dedicated space where you can eat and upstairs tempio.Nella the rear of the temple garden with many turtles.

Visited April 2012
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