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“Peaceful”
Review of Thean Hou Temple

Thean Hou Temple
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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
saudi arabia
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“Peaceful”
Reviewed April 20, 2013

a bit further from the city noise, a very peaceful place, one of the best temple you will find in Kuala Lumpur

Visited December 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Not a genuine temple; more like a town hall!”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

I went to this temple as I expected a genuine Chinese temple. Instead I found a beautiful building with the atmosphere of a deserted theme park!

There were giant animal statues on the outside and a souvenir trinket store underneath. My local family explained that it was more like a town hall, where concerts were put on.

Entering the actual temple room there was no evidence of peace or the authentic monks reading your fortune - instead the sounds of computers whirring and a printer continuously and noisily printing! Everything seemed to be set up and geared towards donations...we were greatly disappointed, got some good photos but I've been to more authentic Chinese temples in London.

Visited March 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Big temple”
Reviewed April 6, 2013

If you visit Batu Cave, this will be a nice stopover
It is big and spacious. Nice and quiet.
Not many visitors around when I went there.

Visited April 2013
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Bentonville, Arkansas
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“Beautiful Temple”
Reviewed April 6, 2013

Thean Hou Temple is situated on the top of a hill overlooking KL's city center. The Temple is overwhelming in its size. The construction appears recent as opposed to many other Temples in Malaysia. So, while there might not be the history here that you see at other Temples, the buildings and adjacent gardens were clean and well kept. The majority of the Temple is open to the public. There are plenty of people present at the Temple paying their respects and praying. There are also many tourists. It is sad, but the lowest level of the Temple is dedicated to selling trinkets, food, and drinks (these hawkers minimized the sacred nature of the Temple). One of the gardens adjacent to the main building displays the Chinese Zodiac symbols and the associated descriptions. Additionally, there is a nice water feature and gazebo for gatherings.

If unsure as to whether the Temple will be open during the time you are there, call 03-2274-7088.

For those that appreciate Asian architecture or temples in general, this Temple is a must see.

Visited March 2013
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Quezon City
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“Preserve”
Reviewed April 5, 2013

Just pass through its near chinatown cool and calm. love the place just some few shot about only. Its not hard to find. just few steps from Shiramedan.

Visited September 2012
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