Thean Hou Temple

Thean Hou Temple, Kuala Lumpur

Thean Hou Temple
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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.
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Christina Swift
Kuala Ketil, Malaysia7 contributions
May 2022
A beautifully decorated temple located on the hill. Thean Hou is among very few temples/pagodas in KL open late. The sunset over Thean Hou is impressive. We were on a slightly windy late afternoon with spectacular sunset. Afterward, all the lanterns were lit up. Stunning!!!
Written 29 June 2022
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Farah X
Sutton Bonington, UK34 contributions
Apr 2022
one of the nicest temples i visited in malaysia, the colours are so breath taking and bespoken. pictures are stunning. defo worth a visit
Written 18 June 2022
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genekhoo
Singapore, Singapore103 contributions
Jun 2022
Clean and beautiful Taoist temple. Not very religiously significant but beautiful place. Recommend own transport or call-taxi service as nil convenient bus or LRT/MRT service.
Written 16 June 2022
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Jalan2 Rupert
33 contributions
Jun 2022 • Friends
Lovely temple with many IG worthy shots. As it is on a hill, it looks out to a spectacular skyline of KL.

Shops with souvenirs and stalls with vegetarian food make up the LG level. The courtyard and temple proper is on the 2nd floor.

The temple interior is air-conditioned though its 6 doors are opened at all times.

Lots of married couples took photos here.
Written 7 June 2022
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Adele
6 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
This is a must visit place and one of my favourite if not the best I've been to in Malaysia. It's designed in a way very unique
Written 29 May 2022
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Jacki S
Penang Island, Malaysia110 contributions
Jan 2022
It's a bit of a hike up the hill so if you can take a Grab up, it'll leave you energy to walk back down. It's across a highway and "river" from KL Sentral monorail station and Brickfields mall.
Written 1 February 2022
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Shahrzad sh
Iran2,236 contributions
Oct 2020
Here is one of the most beautiful temples in Kuala Lumpur. This temple is located on a hill from where you can enjoy the beautiful view of the city in silence.You can feel a lot of positive energy here. There are a number of restaurants at the bottom of the temple, but they are not good places. It is better to have water with you.When you return, you must use the online taxi because there is no taxi here and you have to walk a very long way to reach the main street for about forty-five minutes !!!
Written 13 September 2021
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Pedroo
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia16 contributions
May 2021
very colorful taoist temple... it's located on top of hill... commands nice view of KL but access not easy without self driving. recommends you to takes grab at Midvalley Shopping Mall, which is very near... you may use same taxi on the way back. difficult to call grab there.
Written 7 June 2021
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Krithika
9 contributions
Jan 2020
Calm, Serene and Beautiful. These 3 adjectives make this place my favorite one in KL.

As the sun sets and the lanterns are lit, this beautiful temple perched atop a hill will provide you with an experience like no other in the city of KL.
Written 24 August 2020
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LorTingWei@SEU338E
Penang Island, Malaysia102 contributions
Feb 2020
For me, it is considered as one of the largest Chinese Temple in KL and have a beautiful view inside this temple. A good time to visit this temple is during the sunset, but most probably people will visit during CNY. If you would like to drop a visit during CNY, it is advise to start your journey as early as possible.
Written 17 April 2020
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