Being located atop the Robsons Hill, this eye-catching six-tiered Chinese temple is one of the most visually impressive monuments in Malaysia. It is just about 8 km from the city center. The temple was opened to the public in 1987 and is dedicated to Thean Hou, the heavenly mother. In the main hall, the statue of Thean Hou is installed at the middle. The other Goddess, namely Kuan Yin, the Buddhist goddess of mercy stands on her right and Shuiwei Shengniang, the goddess of the waterfront is set to her left. Statues of Weituo, Milefo the laughing Buddha, and Guandi were further installed inside this Taoist Buddhist hodgepodge. This highly ornate Chinese temple in Kuala Lumpur attracts viewers from across the country as it offers the best view of the city from here. It is an ideal destination in Kuala Lumpur where you can enjoy the breath taking viewof the city. This is regarded as one of the largest Chinese temples in South-East Asia.This temple basically belongs to the Malaysian Chinese community in Malaysia and it was constructed collecting donations from common man. This is an outstanding monument and one of the best examples of the beauty of Chinese architecture. The upper decks are the best places to enjoy the overview of the city whereas tourist restaurants and shops are found at the base. At the entrance of the temple grounds the statues of gods and lions, fountain of Kuan Yin, and the idol of the Goddess of Mercy are found. On the third floor of this four levels temple, the idol of the Thean Hou Goddess, the Goddess of the Sea is installed. Other than the religious practices, the place is also known for more than 100 cultural activities. Chinese New Year celebration continues for 15 days, when the temple is adorned with thousands of red lanterns, as the part of main event. Enjoy the view of the magnificent Kuala Lumpur skyline behind the outstanding pagoda roofs of the temple. The temple is the perfect place to sit down and get relaxed. The ambiance surrounding the temple is stunning, and the visitors really love the view a lot. Newly married couples love to take photos here in this temple. On the second level of the temple marriage registration office is there, where more than 5000 couples get married annually. The prayer halls of this temple are filled with bright golden statues. Whereas, the level below the main prayer rooms houses hawker stalls and souvenir stalls. Outlook of the temple is enhanced by a tortoise pond and a Chinese medicinal herbs garden.
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