This temple stands magnificent as it shows off the beautiful murals, calligraphy and other beautiful features imported directly from China to beautify the temple.
Have you ever considered visiting a Chinese temple while visiting Kuala Lumpur? Well, the Thean Hou temple is waiting for you to drop by. Being one of the most visited not to mention the largest religious sanctuaries in the country; this temple stands magnificent as it shows off the beautiful murals, calligraphy and other beautiful features imported directly from China to beautify the temple.
You will notice that the temples theme color is red as the Chinese believe that red is the color that symbolizes prosperity. If you were to come at night, the temple is beautifully lighted up, creating a spectacular view of the temple from afar, with its red lanterns and lights that surround the perimeter of the temple. Besides seeing the lush and beautiful greenery, you will also see a few sculptures that have been featured in Chinese astrology.
The temple was actually built by the Hainanese group of people who hail from the island called Hainan. They set up the temple as a worship place for their people to offer sacrifices and worship the three main deities of their roots here in the Malaya province.
The best time to make it to the temple would most probably be during the festival of the Chinese New Year. The Mooncake festival is also a must see at this temple if you are in the city at that time. Wesak Day is also celebrated here.