Thean Hou Temple
When my friend Angela visited me in KL for her holidays, my sister and her husband brought us to Thean Hou Temple - a rather famous Chinese temple in KL. It belongs to the Hainan Association of the Selangor & Federal Territory.
I have not been to this place before or even heard of it but it is famous and had appeared in a lot of tv shows featuring singers and actors, especially for the Chinese New Year celebrations. I must thank Angela for giving me the excuse to visit places I otherwise would not have gone to.
This temple is dedicated to the Goddess Tian Hou, which means The Heavenly Mother. It costs seven million ringgit to build this temple. Wow.
It was certainly an impressive sight. When we visited, it was during the Chinese New Year celebration, so the temple was decorated with strings of red lanterns across the courtyard. The sun was high in the sky, casting shadows unto the floor - a perfect setup for pictures.
There was a fortune corner, or rather, fortune bridge in the grounds of the temple, so we decided to go get blessed by the monks.
I would love to come back to this temple at night to see the lanterns. It must be quite a sight. Since this is such a popular temple, even among tourists, there are a lot of photographs of the temple online, in all situations. Just google it.
It was a hot, sunny day that day but although the light was a bit harsh at times, it highlighted the colours of the temple perfectly. The red lanterns glowed in the sun and the colourful traditional designs stood out for all to see.
It is a good place to bring guests although you might need a taxi or have your own means of transportation.
Hmmm...the pictures appear rather blur in this post. It must be because I resized it earlier and resized it again for this post. For better versions, please see my Flickr.