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Sin Sze Si Ya Temple

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Jalan Cheng Lock | Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur 50000, Malaysia
+60 3-2078 9052
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 13 February 2015

Hidden close to Central Market and China Town, the Sze Ya Temple is smaller and less touristy temple than the close by Guandi - but only because tourists do not realise it is there. Located down a backstreet this is the place to come and...More

2  Thank SJTKL
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 26 May 2013

worth a 5minutes visit if you are heading the central market and chinatown, location : look for CIMB bank, one minute diagonally away from chinatown entrance (where the gate is ) and two traffic lights from CentralMarket.

2  Thank relaxbro
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Reviewed 6 days ago

If you happen to be in Petaling street or just finished visiting Sri Maha Mariamman Temple, then definitely head there. It is the oldest Taoist temple in Kuala Lumpur. Don't let the entrance fool you because it is off the main street and there is...More

Thank Romaica
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited this temple along with a friend and it is located near the Jalan Petaling area. It has a very small entrance. Students come here to pray before their exams for good luck. It is very tranquil and is filled with incense stick smell.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The main entrance off the Main Street is via a very very narrow frontage. But once go you down this small passageway a delight is in hand. Very ornate and decorated inside. Well worth a photo stop.

Thank 429Happy
Reviewed 16 October 2018

This was a stop on our full day tour of Kuala Lumpur. I think it's the oldest Chinese temple in Malaysia. Many families go here to pray and offerings. very interesting place.

Thank Shawn R
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Bring back a lot of memories if you an Ex Malaysian.Lots of vendors long the way in Chinatown around this temple

Thank wengloktoh
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Being one of the oldest chinese temple in the city, it is extremely fascinating. Clicking pictures is allowed and the staff there is very friendly. She explained the significance of the temple and the various idols of the gods in it.

Thank KeyaSampat
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Visited a great bakery and bought lots of goodies for afternoon tea recommend the husband and wife pastries. Indoor was great for local gifts for home

Thank Tina P
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Honestly not worth the time — it’s a small little temple similar to any other temple you can find in any Chinatown. Sure, you can pop your head in if you happen to be passing by in the neighborhood, otherwise don’t go specifically seeking it...More

Thank Phebe H
Reviewed 8 August 2018

A beautiful temple, serving the downtown Chinese community. The location is slightly hidden from view, located near Central Market and Petaling Street.

Thank AlanT1719
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Very beautiful and very popular. A must visit if you are in the China town area. 2 minutes walk from the metro stations and train lines. Donations can be made so you can place an incense offering. Suitable for the disabled and buggies.

Thank ZBH88
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Response from ArunR1104 | Reviewed this property |
I have not talked to the fortune tellers in the temple. But most of the people in KL can speak English very fluently. Really a nice place. We were surprised to see that many spoke Hindi also in the temple.
11 April 2015|
Response from SJTKL | Reviewed this property |
From the front entrance of Central Market turn left and walk up the pedestrian street market (Bestari Walk) until you reach the first right hand turn. Turn right through the arched walkway and at the next right hand turn you... More