Thean Hou Temple
Location: Kuala Lumpur
|| No. 65, Persiaran Endah,
Off Jalan Syed Putra,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
|| +603 2274 7088
|| 09:00am - 06:00pm (Daily)
The Thean Hou Temple was built by the Hainanese in order to commemorate the Goddess of Thean Hou.
The Thean Hou Temple is one of the largest Chinese temple in South East Asia and was officially
opened on 3rd September 1989. You can get to Thean Hou Temple if you are on the way to
Midvalley Megamall via Jalan Syed Putra.
The temple is built on a 1.67-acre piece of land. The original temple was initially at
Jalan Sultan but was relocated at the present location in 1987. The temple has four levels.
The top level is the main temple hall where all the cultural and religious activities are
held regularly. At level one is the souvenir shops and the food court while the 2nd level
is the banquet hall where most Chinese wedding dinners are held. And at the 3rd level
is the marriage registration and administrative offices.
The main temple hall is beautifully decorated by dragon-inspired columns and immaculate rooftops.
From this level, you will be able to enjoy the breath-taking view of the Kuala Lumpur Skyline.
At this level too, you can also get able to have a close up look at the Goddess of Thean Hou
who is flanked on her right by the Goddess of Waterfront and Goddess of Mercy on her left.
The two main functions of the temple are as a marriage registration center and also as a place
to hold Chinese dinner ceremonies.
Nearby the Thean Hou Temple is the Buddhist Maha Vahara which is a Buddhist site which was
founded by the Sinhalese. The site was built to provide a place of worship in the
Sri Lankan Theravada Buddhist tradition. This Buddhist site is more commonly known as
the Brickfields Buddhist Temple. If you would just an extra day to really visit these
two temples, be sure to put up for the night at the Hotel MAYC (Malaysian International Youth House).
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 weekends.