KUALA LUMPUR 吉隆坡   .   THEAN HOU TEMPLE

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Thean Hou Temple is overlooking the Federal highway and is among the biggest and oldest temples in South-East Asia and one of the well-known tourist attractions in Malaysia because of its absolute magnificence. This 6-tiered Chinese temple is situated above the Robson Heights in KL. The top level is the main temple, level 3 is for administrative offices and marriage registration, level 2 is the banquet hall and level 1 is the food court and souvenir shop.

In the temple's interior, a carving of Tian Hou Goddess stays majestically amidst the Goddess of Mercy (Guan Yin) and Goddess of Waterfront. The effigies of Wei Tuo - God of War and Guan Di - laughing Buddha is contributing to this ecumenical and multicultural place. 

The temple is inclusive of elements from Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism to its grandiose form. 

Its architectural design signifies a thriving amalgamation of time-honoured styles and contemporary designs highlighting ornate murals and carvings as well as intricate adornments. 

The facade entrance highlights a multi-arched gateway along with red pillars symbolizing good fortune and prosperity. It boasts dragon-inspired columns as well as pagoda rooftops and this profligate edifice lodges a prayer hall having 3 altars. This temple also features Chinese medical herbs garden as well as tortoise pond with well.

Frequent times you will see devotees and visitors lighting up joss ticks, kneel down in prayers and putting offerings at the statues' feet throughout particular Chinese festivals like Mooncake festival and Wesak Day.

 There are thousands of devotees that visit the site. 

Thean Hou Temple is a well-known venue for weddings as most Chinese populace are in Malaysia and even they carry out fortune telling reads plus conventional Chinese martial arts and exercise like wushu classes, tai-chi and Qigong. 

As you go the prayer hall, you can have take part in the fortune telling activity. You can head to the fortune telling contraptions there to have your fortune foreseen. Every contraption is inclusive of cylindical container with little drawers surrounding it. in the container, you will see numbered sticks. 

You require mixing up the sticks while clearing the mind. Then, grasp the entire bundle of sticks and let it go on the container.

 The stick that will emerge up brings your fortune. You match it with the corresponding drawer and you will find a piece of paper with your fortune scribed in English and Chinese. If you prefer, you can place donation to their boxes available in their prayer hall. Contributions will assist in the temple's maintenance

Opening Hours

8am-9pm

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Address 65 Persiaran Endah, Taman Persiaran Desa, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
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