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Thean Hou temple is famous landmark located on top of Bukit Petaling and is dedicated to Thean Hou or Heavenly Mother in English. Opened in 1989, the temple is run by the Selangor & Federal Territory Hainan Association and incorporates elements of Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism in its architecture. The temple’s red colour symbolizes prosperity and good fortune in Chinese culture.
The temple is divided into 4 floors. Souvenir stalls occupy the 1st floor. The multi-purpose hall is on the 2nd floor. The offices are located on the 3rd floor. The 4th floor is dedicated for the main prayer hall, the centre of attraction for the temple. The prayer hall houses 3 main altars, each supporting one deity or goddess. The farthest right is dedicated to Guan Yin, Thean Hou occupies the centre and the farthest left supports Shui Wei Sheng Niang. There is also a Chinese herb garden located on the 4th floor.
Thean Hou attracts thousands of visitors every year especially during Chinese festivals such as the Chinese New Year, Mooncake Festival, and the Wesak Day. It is definitely a must-visit for those seeking to understand the Chinese culture better.
How to get there: Thean Hou temple is located at the top of Bukit Petaling and is about a 30-minute walk from Tun Sambathan Monorail station. As you get off the station, cross the river using the pedestrian bridge and walk along the road with the river on your right before turning left on Persiaran Endah. Alternatively, travellers can take the free shuttle service running every hour from Kuala Lumpur Sentral Station.
65 PERSIARAN ENDAH,
Taman Persiaran Desa, Kuala Lumpur