thean hou temple

thean hou temple

Thean Hou Temple Kuala Lumpur | A Mini Guide

Thean Hou Temple is one of the oldest and biggest temple in Kuala Lumpur. Well, not exactly as big as the Batu Caves, but this temple is quite grand on its own. I have seen a numerous photos of it, therefore I was very curious in finding out more about it myself. As a background, Thean Hou Temple is a six tiered Buddhist temple, built by the Hainanese people. It was constructed in 1981 for six years. The temple itself is built for the Chinese Sea Goddess Mazu.

How to get there and opening hours

The building is located at Persiaran Endah road. As per other attractions in Kuala Lumpur, you can visit it by using a public transport, which is bus no 700, 734, p701. Nevertheless the easiest way to visit it is by using Grab. Grab or e-hailing is very commonly use in Kuala Lumpur, just make sure you embark from the right pick up point. The temple itself is open from 9 am until 10 pm. I went there after lunch at about 2 pm and it was not very crowded.

Address: 65, Persiaran Endah, Taman Persiaran Desa, 50460 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

What you can find

The front entrance has a multi-arched gateway with red pillars, to symbolize prosperity and good fortune. Also, the temple has dragon-inspired columns, ornate carvings, and pagoda style rooftops. Upon the entrance to the main prayer hall, there is a large brass bowl where people put their joysticks after prayer. Inside, you can find a prayer hall with three altars. After praying you can also get a fortune telling letter by shaking the sticks on a round compartment. Take one stick that is sticking out to get your number. Then you will open the mini drawer with your number to read the letter.

At the back of the main temple there are statues depicting the legend of people who did goodwill. Along it you can find a mini garden, as well as a statue of Guan Yin statue set amongst rocks and water. On the lower ground of the temple, you can also find an office where they do ROM (Register of Marriage) and stalls selling souvenirs.

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  1. Wow so fantastic and colourfull place. I have never been there but i would like to :)

  2. Wow, amazing place!
    I loved your dress, beautiful photos! <3


  3. This looks amazing place to visit! x


  4. I have not been to any Asian temple yet, but I find them really, truly beatiful and peaceful ☃❄❅

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  5. Wow those lanterns are beautiful! It makes for such a great photo op!


  6. Such an amazing temple. I would like to see it one day.

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  7. It's so pretty with the red lanterns! I've never seen anything like this before, your pics are lovely! I like your blue dress too :)

    Hope that your week is going well :)

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  8. Wow, the temple sounds incredible and looks stunning. Every single one of these photos is breathtaking x


  9. I love your whole outfit, that dress look so cute and suit well with your outer and sneakers.

  10. Ohh my gosh all the lanterns. The colors are just everything. Can you imagine having being married ther. Awww. So much happiness.

    thank you for the stunning inpiration, thexglitterbox

  11. Wow that's a beautiful building!!
    you described it very well. I would love to visit you but now with this coronavirus problem it is not advisable to travel !!


  12. Awww love how there's so much red around everywhere. The temple looks beautiful!!


  13. Wow, such an amazing temple!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  14. Very nice! Never been to Kuala Lumpur or other places of Asia in my life but it is definitely a should go on my bucket list!

    Love the vibrant colors you showed us on the pictures dear!


  15. wow so fantastic pictures, I wish to be in Kuala Lumpur one day xx

  16. The temples in Asia are so interesting and they have such intricate details, too! This is no exception!

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  17. What an incredible temple! I really hope to visit someday :) You look gorgeous in your blue dress!



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