The Thean Hou Temple, Temple of the Goddess of Heaven.

After visiting The Junk Bookstore in Jalan Tun H.S Lee, and on the way back to Subang Jaya we stopped and visited a temple that sits on top of a hill. The temple overlooks the city and it has a nice view. The temple is gorgeous.

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It has a very gratifying garden with statues and animal statues that represent the 12 animals of the chinese astrology.

The parking was a reasonable RM3 and we came on the weekends, I am not sure how much they charge on weekdays.

We had to take on a few flights of stairs to reach the shrine.

 

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Above is a picture of the interior of the temple, many come to worship Guan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy.

This temple is one of the oldest and largest temples in Southeast Asia. It was built by KL’s Hainanese community in 1894 (source from kuala-lumpur.ws)

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I am fascinated by the architectural features of the temple, the red pillars symbolises prosperity and good fortune.

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As I was exploring the temple, I stumbled upon the Chinese Fortune Sticks. After placing my donation for the temple, I pick a stick and I got number 27! and above is my fortune.

Pretty satisfied with the fortune except for the matrimony part; not anytime soon guys haha!

The chinese fortune sticks is called the Kau Cim or Kau Chim.

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The temple was set up with so many lanterns, Chinese New Year is drawing near.

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If you would like to pay this temple a visit;

The best timing should be early morning and not in the afternoon as it’s quite hot and if you want to see lanterns on occasional events, of course you should visit the temple at night.

The Address: 65, Persiaran Endah, Taman Persiaran Desa, 50460 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The normal opening hours are 9am – 6pm daily but the temple does stay open later sometimes especially during the major religious festivals such as Wesak Day, the Mooncake Festival and Chinese New Year.

 

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