Temples in Kuala Lumpur

October 9, 2012 by

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Temples of Kuala Lumpur

Temples of Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is home to countless temples and religious sites that culturally inclined tourists will want to peruse. The following are just a few examples of what the city has to offer.

Raja Rajeswary Temple

Established in 1974, this peculiar Hindu temple consists of nine interlocking triangles, five of which are downward pointing, and the remaining four are upright. The entrance of the temple is adorned with a water fountain, whilst the rear end of the temple has a spectacular waterfall.

Wei Zhen Gong Guan Yin Si

Located next door to the Maharajalela Monorail station, this little gem of a Hokkien temple was built in the 19th century. Part of its allure is the fact that it is off the typical tourist map, making it a good place for some quiet contemplation.

Gurdwara Sahib Polis

This pretty blue and white structure was built to service British colonial officers. Today, it is used primarily by Malaysian police officers of the Sikh persuasion. Nonetheless, it is open to the public and well worth a visit.

Sri Maha Mariamman

Kuala Lumpur’s most important Hindu temple has occupied its current site since the 1880s, but the current structure largely dates from the late 1960s. Its most impressive feature is the five-tier tower. It features 228 brightly colored figures from the Indian epic, the Ramayana.

Kuan Ti

The Kuan Ti (or Guan Ti) Taoist Temple was completed in 1888, and is dedicated to the Chinese God of War and Literature.

- John Reality

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