Thean Hou Temple

Attraction 65, Persiaran Endah, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Published on: 13-11-2015

1 hour
09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
09:00 AM
10:00 AM
First-time visit
Attraction
Cultural
Historic
Temple & Monument
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Thean Hou Temple is one of the oldest and largest temples in Southeast Asia and a popular tourist attraction in Malaysia due to its sheer magnificence.

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Why Thean Hou Temple is special ?

Thean Hou Temple is one of the oldest and largest temples in Southeast Asia. Southwest of the city, it is a popular tourist attraction and is located along Jalan Klang Lama. Overlooking the Federal highway, the six-tiered Buddhist temple is also known as the Temple of the Goddess of Heaven.
Dedicated to Tian Hou, a goddess said to protect fishermen, the temple is also a shrine where many come to worship Guan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy. Built by KL’s Hainanese community in 1894, it is set on a hill and offers wonderful views of the city.
Thean Hou Temple’s structural design represents a successful combination of contemporary architectural style and traditional designs with intricate embellishments and ornate carvings and murals.

What to explore at Thean Hou Temple?

Inside Thean Hou Temple is a modern Buddhist pagoda and plenty of Buddha images enshrined in the octagonal hall. There is also a statue of Tian Hou which sits between the Goddess of the Waterfront and the Goddess of Mercy. Additionally, statues of Guan Di (the God of War) and Wei Tuo contribute to incorporate elements of Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism into its grandiose structure. 

The temple also features a Chinese medicinal herbs garden and a tortoise pond along with a well; beside the temple is a sacred Boddhi tree

The front entrance has a multi-arched gateway with red pillars, to symbolize prosperity and good fortune. Also, the temple has dragon-inspired columns and pagoda rooftops, and an extravagant prayer hall with three altars.

You can often see both devotees and visitors burning joss sticks, kneeling in prayer and placing offerings at the feet of the statues. During Chinese festivals such as Wesak Day and Mooncake festival, thousands of devotees frequent the temple.

Thean Hou Temple is a popular wedding venue among KL’s Chinese locals and even conducts fortune telling readings as well as traditional Chinese exercise and martial arts activities such as Qigong, tai-chi and wushu classes. 


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How to get to Thean Hou Temple?

The best way to get to Thean Hou Temple is by driving there. It is situated on top of the Robson Hill. The journey up to the top of the hill is rather steep. Parking is ample but is not free during the weekend

Selling points

  • “Hidden Gem on hill!”
  • “Peaceful and Serene”
  • “Peace of mind”
  • “Beautiful Chinese temple..”
  • “Large Modern Chinese temple in KL”
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Duration
5.0 days
Estimated
134.90 USD
Total travel distance
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Number of places
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65, Persiaran Endah, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Tips for you

  • Minibus #27 from the Klang bus terminal takes you to Jalan Syed Putra and the temple is only a short walk away.
    Transportation
  • It is not particularly easy to travel here via public transport.
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  • A must visit place for all, family, single , tourist , group of friends
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  • Go early because parking is a nightmare with stories of having to park down the hill and walk uphill to the temple.
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  • Nearby the Thean Hou Temple is the Buddhist Maha Vahara
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  • Parking is ample but a fee is imposed during weekends!
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  • You can enjoy the panoramic views of KL from up here.
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The Thean Hou Temple is one of the oldest temples in Southeast Asia. The six-tiered Chinese temple features imposing pillars, ornate carvings and murals on the walls.

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This has an impressive architecture of modern and traditional design. Must-see: prayer hall with three altars. Also get a blessing of water from the small statue of Guan Yin, the Mercy Goddess.

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Dedicated to Tian Hou, the traditional deity protecting fishermen, this temple is one of the largest in Malaysia, and offers stunning views of the surrounding city.

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Place for prayers sound to be heard! :)

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A place for peaceful mind.

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This is an amazingly beautiful temple, so colourful, and the art work isstunning. We had a wonderful day with our guide and spent a long time walking round. The grounds are also beautiful, with each animal from the Chinese horoscope in the garden, there were turtles in a lovely pond, I especially liked the Quan Yin statue with the little bridge and waterfall near her. Highly Recommended !

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Although a modern temple, it is very attractive, and worth a visit. It's not the easiest place to reach, I took the monorail one stop from KL Sentral and then walked about 15 minutes to reach the temple.

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This is an amazingly beautiful temple, so colourful, and the art work is stunning. We had a wonderful day with our guide and spent a long time walking round. The grounds are also beautiful, with each animal from the Chinese horoscope in the garden, there were turtles in a lovely pond, I especially liked the Quan Yin statue with the little bridge and waterfall near her. Highly Recommended !

FourSquare View more

The Thean Hou Temple is one of the oldest temples in Southeast Asia. The six-tiered Chinese temple features imposing pillars, ornate carvings and murals on the walls.

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