Thean Thou Temple
Another place in Kuala Lumpur where you haved a superb view of the city. This is one of the largest Chinese temples in South-East Asia and is located on top of Robson Hill. This temple belongs to the Malaysian Chinese community in Malaysia and public donations made it possible to open the temple in 1989.
This is a spectacular place and a first class example of the beauty of Chinese architecture. Before you enter the temple grounds you have the fountain of Kuan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy and statues of gods and lions. The main shrine with Thean Hou Goddess, the Goddess of the Sea/Ocean, you find on the third floor of this four levels temple. Even if this is a place for worship there are more than 100 cultural activities annually with the Chinese 15v days New Year celebration, when the temple is decorated with thousands of red lanterns, as the main event.
Thean Hou Temple is a perfect place to just sit down and relax and watch the majestic Kuala Lumpur skyline behind the spectacular pagoda roofs of the temple. The temple is very popular among newly married couples to take their wedding photos. On the second level you can find the marriage registration office, a service that more than 5000 couples are using annually.
Address: Robson Hill, off Jalan Syed Putra
Open: Daily from 8am to 9pm