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Thean Hou Temple, Kuala Lumpur

Thean Hou Temple is located near Robinson Heights- not far from Mid Valley.

How to get there:

As the temple is located on top of a steep hill, there is no specific public transport stopping there. You can take a cab from areas near Mid Valley (honestly, it may be a bit hard to grab a taxi from Mid Valley during weekends/ public holidays). You can get a cab from Bangsar Putra LRT or Abdullah Hukum LRT station.

The best will be to get someone you know to take you there- or else, you would need to ask the cab driver to wait for you.

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This is a view of the temple- it quite a popular tourist attraction- when I was there- I saw a number of tourist buses going up there.  You can go to a lower level where decorative items are being sold there. During the coming Chinese New Year, the place will really come alive with decorations.

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Tanglung decoration- at night, they are being lit up.- you arrive here from after climbing a series of stairs from the entrance of the building. Alternatively, if you do not want to climb stairs, you can approach the temple from the side of the road (near the entrance to Robinson Heights Condo) on foot. You will pass a tortoise pond on your right, then you need to turn and take the road up the temple (from the back). Normally you will see people coming down from the opposite direction. You need not climb flights of stairs but still need to walk an upward slope (refer to the last 3 pictures below).

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The Deity drawn on the door of the main shrine- Kwan Kong who is in charge of wars.

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Inside the shrine hall.

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Goddess of Mercy or Kwan Yin.

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Below: This is the path you will see after you come down from the shrine hall down.

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Cute tortoises- people will go and free the tortoise below.  It’s sad, but tortoises like the one below are slaughtered at Chow Kit and Pudu markets- it is very sad 🙁

That’s why some will buy them from the market to be released at the pond here.

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