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Thean Hou Temple, Kuala Lumpur

Posted by on May 2nd, 2007
Filed Under: Kuala Lumpur, Sights

Thean Hou Temple

Thean Hou Temple

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)
Admission: Free

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.

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2 Responses »

  1. Interesting, but preferable to be more details about the God and Goddess, the historical facts about the shrines. A brief story of the statues.
    Thank u for promoting Malaysia

  2. hello, your temple is very nice. i travelled to malaysia 2 years ago. and there was some wodden piece that we could have a horoscope with that. i like to have a horoscope with that but i don’t know how i can have a horoscope. would you help me? thanks.