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This intricately detailed South Indian temple is Malaysia’s oldest functioning Hindu temple, dating back to 1873.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
As featured in A Week in Kuala Lumpur
163 Jln. Tun H.S. Lee, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
+60 3-2078 3467
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All reviews remove your shoes tamil nadu small fee petaling street chinatown area pasar seni lrt station worth a visit central market batu caves statues worship gods devotees priest gopuram ritual kl
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited this at night on the way to the market. The surrounding streets don't feel very safe and I would not go by myself. The temple is nice but not a must see.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Shelley M
Reviewed 6 days ago

When I bring visitors around Chinatown area, I would whisk them through the streets and alleys, then surprise them with this colourful little temple tucked along the way. It's also one of the places I would go to when I'm taking photographs in the area....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank setinstories
Reviewed 1 week ago

We returned to see this place on every Malaysian visit.... I simply like it. You need to leave the shoes off at the entrance in exchange for a small fee (0,30 ringgits per pair) and a number so it´s guaranteed you get it back. Every...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Nora K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small temple,, nice gold and colorful details around building,, have to take shoes off and pay small fee for shoe storage and must wear a sarong or have long pants,, or entry is refused,, near china town,,, takes 5 mins to see whole temple complex,,,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank archer00
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Here is located in China town area, it s quite contrast of the Architectural but very interesting to check inside to see how Hindu praying. Nice to have a great shot here anyway.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Premrapea
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The temple looks great from the outside and not so great inside. I suggest to check the calendar of events during which the temple visit can be fascinating. There are other temples within 100 yards distance that are more frequented by worshipers and very interesting...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 832victorv
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely little temple I felt I was back in India well worth a visit beautiful paintings and statues clean toilets as well.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank rosalindholt32
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Quiet and beautiful on the inside, this temple is respite from the chaos that can be nearby Chinatown. Particularly attractive statues and murals set the religious tone. Take the time to let it all soak in.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank tjcarroll67
Reviewed 12 February 2019

Well kept temple. You are required to leave your shoes at a stand next door. At midday we saw a ceremony.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 11 February 2019

all our hidu gods n godesses r there in this temply but one has to climb 273 steps to see all these gods & Godesses carved in to caves

Date of experience: January 2019
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21 July 2018|
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Response from Sundaramurthy P | Reviewed this property |
No. There is no such facility. Normally people use regular saloon and then arrive at the temple for worship. This is a small temple right in the town.
13 May 2018|
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Response from 929larrym | Reviewed this property |
Just walked by and took photo.
25 March 2018|
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Response from LLing_L | Reviewed this property |
No entry fee required. But you'll have to take off your shoe. There's a shoe safe keeper counter on the left before the entrance door. You'll just have to pay about MYR0.20/pair (if I'm not mistaken)