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“A really interesting spot to visit”
Review of Thean Hou Temple

Thean Hou Temple
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This ornate Chinese temple dedicated to the Queen of Heaven, Thean Hou, protectorate of people who make their living from the sea. The temple borrows from Buddhist, Taoist and Confucian traditions. Some visitors believe the panoramic views of KL alone make the trip up the hill worthwhile.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
Revesby
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“A really interesting spot to visit”
Reviewed 2 July 2014

I particularly enjoyed the garden with the figures of the Chinese horoscope. The temple itself is well worth a visit and I would recommend it to anyone in KL for a short or long stay

Visited March 2014
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“Interesting if you are Chinese”
Reviewed 1 July 2014 via mobile

The Thean Hou Temple is very interesting specially if you are Chinese. At the entrance area, there are the twelve animal kingdom that represented by the year of your birth. If you know which year of your birth, you can find the designated animal of that year and take a photo with it. The animal models are in relative to human size and make good souvenir photo to keep.

As for the temple, the multi-level structure allow the tourist to roam around and take photo from various angle. The sight of Kuala Lumpur can be seen from the top level. I am sure oversea Chinese that was brought up with the Understanding of the religion will find the temple most interesting.

Visited December 2013
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Singapore
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“Beautiful Temple”
Reviewed 24 June 2014

It is a landmark six-tiered Chinese temple in Kuala Lumpur, located on Robson Heights along Lorong Bellamy, overlooking Jalan Syed Putra (Federal Highway). It was completed in 1987 and officially opened in 1989.
The property belongs to and is run by the Selangor & Federal Territory Hainan Association (Persatuan Hainan Selangor & Wilayah Persekutuan).
The temple, built by the Hainanese community living in Kuala Lumpur, is dedicated to Goddess Tian Hou (The Heavenly Mother) aka Ma Zhu.
The temple was clean (including the toilets) and there were very few people there surprisingly during normal days. There are tourist group often visiting the temple too. As well, they have a huge empty plot of land in front of the temple, and information from the people there is that the empty land is for major events during festive periods.
Getting to the temple is easier by taxi because the uphill climb is really tedious.
Taxi fare from the city central is about $10-$20 ringgit.

Visited June 2014
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“crazy place with lots of worshippers”
Reviewed 31 May 2014

This is a "very Chinese" temple indeed. Expect red dragons, gold ornaments, over the top decoration...Just like you want it. It is also an active temple, so you get the chance to learn more about the religion. A little tricky to get to though

Visited January 2014
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“Stunning and no crowds!!!”
Reviewed 19 May 2014 via mobile

The temple was clean (including the toilets) and there were very few people there surprisingly. People didn't seem to know where it was but we found a taxi driver who knew the way - TIP unlike other places its worth having your taxi/transport wait for you as the few taxis there were booked for return trips and the guard said you would either need to phone one or walk to the road.

Visited April 2014
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