Thean Hou Temple
Ideally located in one of the most beautiful hills in the country, Thean Hou Temple is one among the many spectacular shrines in Malaysia. The temple is mostly visited not only for its religious significance but also for its unique Chinese architecture and the fantastic panoramic view it offers from the top of Robson Hill off Jalan Syed Putra.
This ancient Chinese shrine which is more than a hundred years old is one of the largest Chinese Temples in South East Asia. Representing elements from Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism, the shrine is a grand construction combining traditional design and modern architectural innovations. The dragon columns, intricate carvings, colourful frescos and decorated multiple tier pagoda roofs have added vibrancy and colour to the shrine and immediately captivated visitors.
Although it’s a religious site, there are a myriad of cultural events regularly celebrated on the temple premises while illuminating the whole area with thousands of red lanterns. The temple is an ideal place to sit back, relax and enjoy the breathtaking views of the city’s skyline. The shrine is popular among newly wedded couples as a picturesque backdrop for their wedding photographs.