Thean Hou Temple, Kuala Lumpur
Dedicated to Thean Hou (Queen of Heaven), the Thean Hou Temple is one of the largest Chinese temples in South-East Asia. Thean Hou is worshipped largely in coastal areas of China and is the protector of those who make their living from the sea.
Upon reaching the temple shrine, one will be amazed by the dragon-inspired columns and pagoda rooftops. It is also a perfect place to relax and enjoy the panoramic view of the temple set against the Kuala Lumpur skyline.
Inside the temple, the Thean Hou Goddess sits majestically between the Goddess of the Waterfront (or known as Shui Wei Sheng Niang Goddess) and the Goddess of Mercy or known to the Chinese as Guan Yin. Statues of Milefo (the laughing Buddha), Wei Tuo and Guan Di (God of War) further contribute to this Taoist/Buddhist hodgepodge.
Open: 9am – 6pm (Daily)
Thean Hou temple is located on top of Robson Hill off Jalan Syed Putra. Either take a taxi or bus No. 27 or 52 from Klang bus station and then walk up the hill.