Thean Hou Temple Kuala Lumpur is one of the famous Buddhist temples located on top of the hill. Located just outside the city center. Thean Hou Temple is considered one of the most visited tourist places in Kuala Lumpur. The temple’s skyline view of the city, unique architecture and hanging lanterns are definitely worth visiting places in Kuala Lumpur. Thean Hou Temple is also a popular site for most of the Chinese community who wants to register for marriage and solemnization. The temple is well kept and maintained making it a good welcoming place for all visitors.

Thean Hou Temple Kuala Lumpur Malaysia


Thean Hou Temple is located along Taman Persiaran Desa on the southwest side of the city center of Kuala Lumpur. It is 5km off from Bukit Bintang and the most convenient way to visit the temple is taking a Taxi or Grab. But for some who are on a budget, taking public transport will be the next option.

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All visitors to Thean Hou Temple can come in for FREE with opening hours from 9.00 AM to 6.00 PM (Daily). During Chinese festivals like Chinese New Year, Mid-Autumn Festival, and Wesak Day the temple’s opening hours are usually extended.

Entrance To The Thean Hou Temple


Taking a Taxi or Grab is the easiest way to go to the temple, but depending on the traffic conditions it will take 20-30 minutes to travel with a fare of around RM25 – RM 30.

Directions To Thean Hou Temple

The nearest train station from Thean Hou Temple is the Mid Valley (KTM Sebang Line) and Bangsar (LRT Kelana Jaya Line).

1. Board the train from the KTM Pulau Sebang line and alight at the Mid Valley station. Walk through Jalan Taman Seputeh road until Jalan Robson, and then turn left towards Jalan Permai uphill walk to the parking area of the temple. This route will be around 1.6km from Mid Valley station, so roughly a 15-25 minutes walk.

Mid Valley Train Station

2. Board the train from LRT Kelana Jaya line and alight at Bangsar station. From here walk through the connecting link bridge to Jalan Ang Seng, then turn right towards Jalan Thamby Abdullah. Turn left at Jalan Tun Sambanthan, then cross the bridge along Jalan Tun Sambanthan to Jalan Robson. Turn left at Jalan Permai and uphill walk until the parking area of the temple. 350 meters KL Eco City Link Bridge to Mid Valley Megamall. This is around 1.4km from Bangsar station, so around a 15-20 minute walk.


Parking Areas At Thean Hou Temple

Thean Hou Temple parking area is located outside of the temple with ample space for all visitors. Temple’s entrance is free but the parking fee applies to every vehicle at a rate of RM5. Near the parking areas, there are some stalls selling foods, drinks, and even ice cream available for all visitors.

Food Stalls Outside The Temple of Thean Hou


Thean Hou Temple was built during the early 1980s designed to be a six-tiered temple located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Constructed by Hainan people, who were fisher-folks from the island of Hainan, China. The temple was then dedicated to the Hainanese community to guard the fishermen. The temple has a mix of Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism religions and is considered now the largest temple in Southeast Asia.

History of Thean Hou Temple

Outside the temple, there are statues that represent Chinese mythology. Guan Yin, refer to as the Goddess of Mercy, and Yue Lao is the god of marriage and love.

Yue Lao God of Marriage and Love
Guan Yin Statue Thean Hou Temple


Statue of Tiger Chinese Zodiac

Inside the temple’s compound, visitors can find the collection of 12 animal statues representing the Chinese zodiac signs. The animal statues consist of rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and pig. Each zodiac sign represents the animal’s characteristics and traits for individuals born under these signs.

Facade View Of Thean Hou Temple
Red and Yellow Lanterns Thean Hou Temple Kuala Lumpur

Aside from the registration of marriage, visitors come here to ask for a consultation. Fortune Teller provides guidance and advice to individuals seeking proper paths and decisions in life. The architectural design and dragon-inspired decoration on the rooftops of the temple make it an absolutely great work of art. The additional red and yellow lanterns create an atmosphere of peace and serenity for all visitors visiting the temple.

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