Timings : 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM every day
Time Required : 1-2 hours
Location : 113A Jalan Tun HS Lee, 14A Leboh Pudu, Kuala Lumpur
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The famous Sin Sze Si Ya Temple is the oldest Taoist temple located in Chinatown of Kuala Lumpur. Built in 1864, the temple is dedicated to the worship of two supreme deities Sin Sze Ya and Si Sze Ya, from the time of Kapitan Yap Ah Loy. He claimed that the deities helped him earn Kapitan status during the 1870’s war. The temple has a large main hall with two side halls along with intricate roof ridges, glorious interiors, and the majestic memorial plaque of Chan Sow Lin, Yap Ah Shak, Yap Ah Loy, and Yap Kwan Seng.
Showcasing Chinese traditional culture through its Feng Shui architecture, the age-old practices like offering prayers to the White Tiger deity, praying under the chairs, and also the well-known fortune-telling sticks - all are still prevalent in Sin Sze Si Ya Temple. Also known as Sze Yah Temple, it is widely known in Malaysia for the elaborate charity work since 1907. Visitors from around the world visit the temple especially during the Chinese New Year, to witness its aura.
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