An impressive six-tiered Chinese temple, Thean Hou Temple was opened in 1987 and is dedicated to Thean Hou, the heavenly mother.
It is the largest Chinese temple in Kuala Lumpur and sits atop Robson’s Hill 6 mi (8 km) from the city center offering excellent views back over the city.
The prayer rooms are filled with bright golden statues and dedicated also to the Goddess of the Waterfront and the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy.
Below the main prayer rooms are hawker stalls and souvenir stalls while outside there is a Chinese medicinal herbs garden and a tortoise pond.
The celebrations at Chinese New Year are a riot of color and noise as revellers, wearing predominantly red (a lucky color), bang drums and clash symbols while watching the lions dance to ward off evil spirits.
To get to the temple you can take the monorail to Tun Sambanthan then use the overpass to cross Jalan Syed Putra and walk up the hill. Otherwise catch the 27 or 52 bus from Klang station and walk. Taxis also travel to the temple.
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Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)