Thean Hou Temple

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Thean Hou Temple is one the largest Chinese temple in South-East Asia located on top of Robson Heights facing Jalan Syed Putra (formerly Lornie Raod), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This temple built on land of 1.67 acres with 4 storeys and was start construction from 1981 to 1987. The officially opening held on September 1989 by Tan Sri Lee Kim Sai (former Housing and Local Government Minister). The cost for overall construction is RM7 million. The property is managed by Selangor & Federal Territory Hainan Association and built by Hainanese community living in Kuala Lumpur.

This syncretism temple with elements of Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism is affectedly grand structure and successfully combining modern architectural techniques and authentic traditional designs. It features impressive pillars, spectacular roofs, ornate carvings and intricate embellishments that made it a popular tourist destination.

In sides the temple, there offers fortune telling and marriage registration services. The marriage registration service attracted up to 5,000 couples each year especially during the auspicious eighth lunar month. There are Chinese medicinal herbs garden and a wishing well (tortoise pond) in the temple grounds.

The main door and also the main entrance

The main door and also the main entrance

Red lanterns hang under the roof

Red lanterns hang under the roof

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