Thean Hou Temple is a colorful Chinese temple in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, with some awesome architecture.
It’s a contemporary building (1987), but it has all of the classic features that make Chinese cultural objects so cool. We’ve been to Thean Hou Temple a bunch of times over the years, and it’s always fun to explore.
This is an easy spot to visit if you happen to be touring Kuala Lumpur since it’s not far from the famous Petronas Towers and the city center.This travel guide will explain how to get there, and everything you need to know before you go!
Where To Stay
Thean Hou Temple – What To Expect
The temple has 6 tiers, and it’s interesting to walk around all of them.
From the top stories, you can also get some nice views of the surrounding highrises in Kuala Lumpur city. Thean Hou is a short distance from KL center, so it’s very easy to come here on a short detour if you’re already visiting the city.
If you come to Thean Hou at night, the temple is lit up and it stays open pretty late. Better yet, if you come here on the Chinese New Year, the whole temple is decorated with glowing lanterns and puts on a great show.
The temple is open daily from 8 AM to 10 PM.
Keep in mind these hours may change during holidays.
FREE as of 2022.
Entry to all areas of the temple is 100% free.
How To Get To Thean Hou Temple
The Thean Hou Temple is located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
It’s about a 15 minute drive if you’re starting from the KL city center, or 45 minutes from the KL airport.
The Grab transportation app works like Uber and it’s great for visiting places like this in Malaysia.
Where We Stayed
We stayed at the 2-star Ahyu Hotel in Kuala Lumpur. It was $17 USD per night for a clean double room with cold A/C, TV, private bathroom, and very fast WiFi.
The location is fantastic. You can easily walk to the train station, convenience stores, fast food (McDonald's and KFC), Chinatown, KL Central Market, Merdeka Square, and more. Even the Petronas Towers were a short distance away!
Prices may fluctuate from time to time, so just keep an eye out for a good deal.