Unleashing the Dragon in Me

Travel Tales of a Yogini

Our last stop in Anuar’s Kuala Lumpur City Tour for First Time Tourist was the Chinese temple, Thean Hou.

The Thean Hou Temple is a six-tiered Buddhist temple which officially opened in 1989.  The temple was built by the Hainanese community in Kuala Lumpur and is dedicated to the goddess Tian Hou, The Heavenly Mother.

The temple has a grandiose structure and combines modern architectural techniques and traditional design featuring imposing pillars, spectacular roofs, and intricate embellishments.

The front entrance of the temple features a multi-arched gateway with red pillars, the color symbolic of prosperity and good fortune. Souvenir stalls and a canteen are found on the 1st level. The 2nd level houses the multi-purpose hall while offices are located on the 3rd level. The 4th level has 3 tiers and the prayer hall is located here.  The prayer hall houses 3 altars, each with a sculpture of one deity…

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