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Kuala Lumpur : Malaysia Capital - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Putrajaya : Federal Territory - Malaysia
Selangor : Central Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
Terengganu : East Coast Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Kelantan : East Coast Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Pahang : East Coast Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
Johor / Johore : Southern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Malacca / Melaka : Southern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Negeri Sembilan / The Nine State : Southern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
Kedah (Langkawi) : Northern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Penang / Pulau Pinang : Northern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Perak : Northern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Perlis : Northern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
Sabah : East Malaysia / Malaysian Borneo - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Labuan (Federal Territory) : East Malaysia / Malaysian Borneo - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Sarawak : East Malaysia / Malaysian Borneo - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
 
 
 
PLACES OF WORSHIP

SPECTACULAR BUDDHIST TEMPLES

Kuala Lumpur & Selangor

 
 

KUALA LUMPUR

 

Thean Hou Temple

 

Not far from the hustle and bustle of the Kuala Lumpur city centre is the sixtiered Thean Hou Temple. Perched atop an affluent residential area along the Old Klang Road, the temple enchants visitors with its sculptured dragons and decorative roofs. One of the biggest in this region, the temple is dedicated to its main deity, Thean Hou (Heavenly Goddess). The other deities housed within the temple are Kuan Yin (Goddess of Mercy) and Shui Wei (Goddess of the Hokkien Fishermen). Within its grounds are replicas of the Chinese zodiac signs. View the city skyline from its pagoda or buy a souvenir or two from the shops located here.

 

The Sze Ya Temple is the oldest Taoist temple in the city with a history dating back to 1864. It was built by Yap Ah Loy, the then kapitan or leader of the Chinese community in Kuala Lumpur. An ornate interior and elaborate roof ridges are among the appeals of this temple. The Sze Ya Temple pays tribute to the deities of Sin Sze Ya and Si Sze Ya. The oracles of the former were said to have guided Yap Ah Loy during the Selangor Civil War. The rather unusual position of this temple is believed to have been determined by feng shui or Chinese geomancy.

 

The Chan See Shu Yuen Temple, at Jalan Stadium near Chinatown, has a very fascinating architecture. Built in 1906, its interior is adorned with ceramic glazed tiles while the walls are intricately painted.

 
 
 

SELANGOR

 

The beautiful structure of the Fo Guang Shan Dong Zen Temple in Jenjarom, Kuala Langat, has attracted thousands of visitors since its opening in 1994. Built on 16 acres of immaculately landscaped land, the temple serves as a monastery as well as a centre for culture and religious studies. Interesting features include the main shrine, where visitors can find a 5.4-metre high statue of Lord Buddha sculpted in bronze. Among the many other attractions here are its monumental archway, statue of Kuan Yin (the Goddess of Mercy) and the 18 Arhats (sages). A transparent tower in Lapis Lazuli pays tribute to Lord Buddha. Visitors can also see copper tooling which depicts the life of Lord Buddha.

 
 
 
 

Kuala Lumpur & Selangor

SPECTACULAR BUDDHIST TEMPLES

PLACES OF WORSHIP