Wat Chetawan, Petaling Jaya (Thai Buddhist temple)

Wat Chetawan(วัดพุทธไทยเชตวัน)  is a temple located at Jalan Gasing, Petaling Jaya.

The temple has many activities- there is daily morning Pali chanting (6.30am) and evening chanting (7pm) at the main shrine hall.

Note: I only have activities dated in 2019. To view upcoming activities, please refer to Wat Chetawan’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/watchetawantemple/.

Please note that there may be some restrictions in the activities below due to regulation and social distancing requirements. 


Visiting Wat Chetawan

Even if going to visit, Wat Chetawan is truly a wonderful place to go and pay your respects. You may visit the main shrine hall to pay respect to the Buddha, offer flowers and pay your respect to a monk. Usually there would be a monk seated at the Shrine Hall to offer blessings (except around lunch time).

Morning chanting is at 6.30am daily and evening chanting at 7pm. You are free to join in their Pali chanting… at first you may find the pace a little fast but with practice, you would be able to catch up on the chanting. If you are unsure of which page, there are other regulars who would be glad to point you to the correct page.

Wat Chetawan Petaling Jaya

Above: The area covering the Buddha pavilion, Kuan Yin Pavilion and older hall. At the hall, you can find many Dhamma books and audio CDs being placed there for free distribution. Buddhists may come and place Dhamma books and/or pick up Dhamma books. I have find a few excellent books from there as well as a nice daily Dhammapada sayings calendar (published by Wat Chetawan).

Buddha shrine

The Goddess of Mercy (Guan Yin) Pavillion:

Kuan Yin Pavillion at Wat Chetawan


Kuan Yin Pavillion at Wat Chetawan


Below: The office of Wat Chetawan:

Office of Wat Chetawan

Thai Buddhist Chetawan Temple วัดพุทธไทยเชตวัน
No 24, Jalan Pantai, off Jalan Gasing
46000 Petaling Jaya
Tel/ Fax: 03-79552443

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/watchetawantemple/

Note: During Wesak Day each year, the temple would be very crowded with visitors since it is also a public holiday:

Wat Chetawan Wesak Day

Activities that have been arranged from 2019:

Prior to the pandemic, there are usually programs organized throughout the year in conjunction with important Buddhist and Thai days. However, with social distancing, the activities have been scaled down and some even removed. For example Songkran activities is no longer held at the temple.

1 January 2019(Tuesday) New Year Day
26 & 27 January 2019  Chinese New Year Ancestral Prayers
3 – 19 February 2019 Chinese New Year. The temple also conducts evening prayers to celebrate Chinese New Year
19 February 2019 (Tuesday) Magha Puja Day (the day the Buddha delivered sermon to more than 1000 arahants on the code of conduct, Ovadapatimokkha).
3 March 2019 (Sunday) 36th Anniversary of Luang Phor Vieng.
25 March 2019 (Monday) Kuan Yin Pusa (Goddess of Mercy)’s Birthday
6 & 7 April 2019 (Saturday & Sunday) Cheng Beng prayers
21 April 2019 (Sunday) Sonkgran Day (Thai New Year)
17- 19 May 2019 (Friday – Sunday) Wesak Day celebrations
16 July 2019 (Tuesday) Asalha Puja Day
17 July 2019 (Wednesday)

Monks Entering Rains Retreat (phansa)


18- 28 July 2019 (Thursday- Sunday)  Alms offering in conjunction with rains retreat (uncooked rice)
21 July 2019 (Sunday) Goddess of Mercy (Kuan Yin Pusa) Enlightenment Day
28 July 2019 (Sunday) Popcorn Celebration Day
10- 11 Aug 2019 (Saturday & Sunday) 7th Lunar Moon Prayers
15 September 2019 (Sunday) Prayers to Welcome Souls of Ancestors (this is in Thai language, hopefully my translation is correct)
29 September 2019 (Sunday) Prayers to Send off Souls of Ancestors (this is in Thai language, hopefully my translation is correct)
13 October 2019 (Sunday) Ending of Rains Retreat
17 October 2019 (Thursday) Kuan Yin Pusa Renunciation day
3 November 2019 (Sunday)** Kathina Celebration (Robes and donating requisities)
9 November 2019 (Saturday) Loy Krathong Festival
31 December (Tuesday) Year End Paritta Chanting


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2 thoughts on “Wat Chetawan, Petaling Jaya (Thai Buddhist temple)”

  1. Loy Krathong and Year End Chanting are not on Tuesday, visitor please take note, both are during weekend, so welcome to join everyone. Thanks for the time table, the date is correct, Sadhu~ Sadhu~ Sadhu~

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