Most Beautiful Temples in Malaysia


Most Beautiful Temples in Malaysia

Here is the list of 13 Most Beautiful Temples in Malaysia

1. Batu caves, Kuala-lumpur

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It is a hill that has series of caves and cave temples. It has an enormous cave temple which has immense religious significance. It actually is a great place for those who have a fondness for caves and temples and geography and yes, little bits of history. It is full of monkeys and the best part is its location and must climb 330 stairs to get to the top of it. It is a Hindu temple but visited by most of the tourists.

2. Sri Maha Mariamman Temple Kuala Lumpur, Kuala-lumpur

Sri Maha Mariamman Temple, located in Chinatown area of Kuala Lumpur, is the oldest temple of Goddess Mariamman, the manifestation of Goddess Parvati and the oldest Hindu temple in the city. The Mariamman Temple is beautifully crafted and designed in the Dravidian architecture, having a Raja Gopuram Tower at the entrance. It is a symbol of the divine power of God and the positivity of his place of worship especially for the Tamils who look upon Goddess Mariamman as their protector in an unknown land.

3. Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple, Johor

Located in Johor, Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple is a noteworthy Hindu temple modeled and constructed of glass. Counted amongst one of the state's significant tourist destination, the temple is worth a visit for architectural enthusiasts and spiritual seekers. The Glass Temple is a sight to behold, with about 300,000 multicolor pieces of glass bejeweled with thousands of glass beads encircling various murals and sculptures of Gods and Goddesses, noteworthy personalities like Gautam Buddha and Mother Teresa.

4. Sri Mariamman Temple, Georgetown

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This is Georgetown's Hindu temple and is visited by plenty of tourists. This temple is Georgetown's oldest Hindu temple, built back in 1883. You will find a lot of South Indians (locals at that) , inside this temple. There is a typical gopuram above the entrance that adds to its charm.

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5. Kek Lok Si Temple, Penang

Situated on the hilltop at Air Itam near Penang Hill, Kek Lok Si is one of the largest Chinese Buddhist temples in Southeast Asia. It is a chief pilgrimage centre for Buddhists from Philippines and Singapore. Kek Lok Si translates as the Temple of serene Bliss from Hokkien. It attracts thousands of visitors with its striking seven-storey white and gold Pagoda of Rama VI, millions of magnificent images of Buddha, different sculptures carvings in both interior and exterior and the elevated position of the Temple which provides an extraordinary view overlooking George Town and Penang.

6. Dhammikarama Burmese Temple , Penang

Formerly known as Nandy Moloh Burmese Temple, the Dhammikarama Burmese Temple stands shining on the lands of Georgetown, Penang. Crowned amongst one of the oldest Burmese Buddhist Temple in Malaysia, it is famed for housing the huge marble Buddha statue and a 200 years old well. The Dhammikarama Burmese Temple elaborates and narrates the rich history of occupation of the Burmese in Penang through elaborate paintings and murals.

7. Kuan Yin Temple, Penang

The Kuan Yin Temple, or the Kuan Yin Teng in Georgetown, Penang is devoted to the Goddess of Mercy and is one of the main centers of worship for the Chinese Taoists in the city. The temple is also home to the worship of Ma Chor Ooh, the patron saint of seafarers who was deeply regarded by early Chinese settlers. The Kuan Yin Temple is perfect to visit for those interested in local culture and heritage. The temple has three wells; the two visible ones have long since fallen into disuse while the third hidden well is believed to have medicinal properties.

8. Thean Hou Temple, Kuala-lumpur

The 6-tiered Thean Hou Temple, located in Kuala Lumpur, is one of the largest and most beautiful temples in Southeast Asia. Dedicated to three Chinese Goddesses, it is extremely colourful and lies on top of Robson Hill, offering a spectacular view. What makes it popular is the melange of traditional practices with modern architecture. Thean Hou Temple is a fusion of three beliefs - Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism.

9. Khoo Kongsi, Georgetown

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Khoo Kongsi, also known as Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi is one of the largest clan temple-cum-house of the Hokkien clan. It’s located in Georgetown, which is the capital city of the Malaysian state of Penang. Khoo Kongsi, also known as Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi is one of the largest clan temple-cum-house of the Hokkien clan. It’s located in Georgetown, which is the capital city of the Malaysian state of Penang. 

10. Penang Snake Temple, Penang

The Penang Snake Temple, earlier known as Temple of the Azure Cloud, is a Chinese temple built in remembrance of Chor Soo Kong, a Buddhist prist and healer. Located in Bayan Lepas in the Southwest Penang, this magical temple is one of the few places where one can get close to the venomous snakes and live to tell the tale. The Snake Temple in Penang has many unique features like giant incense burner, whose incense spreads through the main prayer hall rendering the various snakes to fall asleep or to prevent them from approaching the visitors.

11. Sam Poh Tong Cave Temple, Ipoh

The splendid limestone cave temple with a number of natural and manmade artistic works, Sam Poh Tong Cave Temple is situated in Gunung Rapat, just 5 kilometres to the south of Ipoh. Providing a spectacular view with an array of Buddha statues, it is translated as the Cave of Triple Gems. The Sam Poh Tong Cave TempleSam Poh Tong Cave Temple has a long-standing history making it an important tourist attraction.

12. Ling Sen Tong Temple, Ipoh

Located at Gunung Rapat, Ling Sen Tong Temple is a charming Taoist temple located next door to Nam Thean Tong and Sam Poh Tong. The temple comprises of several attractive statues of different characters and deities from the Chinese folklore and Chinese mythology. Ling Sen Tong translates into rocks of heavenly spirits and presents a combination of Taoist and Buddhist culture. There are numerous worship altars in the temple developed in the main compound.

13. Chin Swee Caves Temple, Genting-highlands

Located in Genting Highlands, Chin Swee Caves Temple is a temple in Malaysia constructed to pay respects to the Reverend Chin Swee who is believed to muster rain and protect his devotees from evil spirits. Sitting 4600 feet above sea level, the structure of Chin Swee Cave Temple puts to display an extraordinary handiwork. The temple is also the location for the only vegetarian restaurant in Genting Highlands serving authentic Chin Swee Vegetarian Cuisine complemented with picturesque views.

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