The 6-tiered, hilltop Thean Hou Temple is one of the largest Chinese temples in Southeast Asia dedicated to Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoism.
65, Persiaran Endah, Taman Persiaran Desa
50460 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Perched on a hill near MidValley and The Gardens, two major shopping malls in Kuala Lumpur, is the Thean Hou Temple, a grandiose complex dedicated to Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoism in Malaysia.
Offering splendid views of the city center from its hilltop position, the six-tiered Thean Hou Temple is one of Southeast Asia’s largest Chinese temples.
The temple’s grand archways, imposing pillars, spectacular roofs, ornate carvings and intricate embellishments is the result of an elaborate design that focuses on traditional architectural styles and techniques.
There are prayer halls, souvenir stalls and a canteen located within the complex as well as a Wishing Well, Chinese Medicinal Herbs Garden and a Tortoise Pond. Numerous statues of deities as well as representations of the twelve animals belonging to the Chinese Zodiac can be found throughout the complex.
Packed to the brim during major Chinese celebrations such as Chinese New Year, Wesak Day and Mid-Autumn Festival, the temple also offers fortune-telling and marriage registration services as well as traditional Chinese exercises including martial arts, qi gong, tai chi and wushu.
Open daily from 8:00am – 10:00pm
How to get to Thean Hou Temple
Thean Hou Temple is located near MidValley and The Gardens Mall. The best way to reach the temple is by car or bus.
The nearest train stations to the temple are MidValley, Bangsar or KL Sentral.
If you are on the KL Hop-On Hop-Off bus, stop at KL Sentral or Little India. Thereafter, take a bus or taxi for the short ride to the temple. Alternatively, board any bus that drops you off near the MCOBA building on Jalan Syed Putra, which is a short walk from the temple.