Visit The Thean Hou Temple In Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia
Published on August 18, 2018 | by omnivagant.com
Kuala Lumpur is a melting pot of cultures, and as such has a large amount of religious sites to explore; from Hindu temples and mosques to Buddhist temples. But even if religious sites are not your to go to activity when exploring a city, there is one particular temple that you might want to include on your Bucket List: the Thean Hou temple. A 6-tier temple, rich in colors and offering an impeccable view over Kuala Lumpur, truly one of the most beautiful temples I have seen in Southeast Asia. The Thean Hou Temple is one of the largest temples in Malaysia and Southeast Asia and was not completed till 1987; officially opening its doors in 1989. Since then it has been a popular site visited by hundreds of tourists on a daily basis. Intrigued? Find more info on visiting the Thean Hou Temple below.
How To Get To The Thean Hou Temple
Option 1 (for the budget travelers), via public transport – Kuala Lumpur has quite an extensive public transport network, making it easy to make your way through the city on a budget. And the best thing is, it is fairly cheap. From wherever you are located in the city find a metro or monorail to KL Sentral. Prices are depending on your location but I would say are roughly between 1 – 4 MYR per person, one way; you can use Google Maps for an accurate price of your trip. From here it is a 30 min walk (including the last 700m uphill) to the temple. The walk will take you through little India, over a highway and to the hill where the temple is located. I would recommend using Maps.mefor an accurate walking route on your phone to be sure you won’t get lost on your way!
Example cost from Bukit Bintang: Monorail ticket one way 2.5 MYR.
Thean Hou Temple – Know Before You Go
The Thean Hou Temple
Where To Stay In Kuala Lumpur
For budget travelers – Use Hostelworld.com to find the perfect (budget) hostel for you. I have stayed multiple times in a dorm room in the Reggae Mansion, and could definitely recommend it to budget travelers who love to party. The hostel offers large and spacious pod-style dorms with large lockers for all your lockers. The hostel also has a restaurant, a small cinema and a rooftop bar, with a great view, that is opened daily.
For any type of traveler – Another great option for any traveler is to use AirBnB to find affordable but quality accommodation. There is a large offer available on AirBnB. We have stayed at this AirBnB, and for the same price as a private room in a mid range hotel we now had a pool and a gym to us available, an amazing view from the 24th floor in a top notch location with only a 5 min walk away from public transport, a large shopping district and food courts. And to make it even better, you can now book this or any other AirBnB with a 30$ discount by clicking here!
For the big spenders and luxury seekers – Booking.com offers a large range of luxury hotels in the city with pools, gyms, breakfasts included and much much more. Have a look at the accommodation in Kuala Lumpur on the map below.
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