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Chan See Shu Yuen Temple

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Chan See Shu Yuen Temple is almost certainly KL’s most attractive clan house, and well worth a visit.


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One of KL’s oldest Chinese Buddhist temples, when the Chan See Shu Yuen Temple opened its doors in 1906, its main purpose was to provide help and support for newly arrived immigrants from China, specifically those from the extended Chan (Chen and Tan) clan.

Chan See Shu Yuen is best known for its intricate carvings, which show stories from Chinese legends mixed in which some more modern figures.

Much of the tiling, both on the walls and the roof, is green, from which it gets its informal name, the Green Temple.

The closest public transport is Maharajalela Monorail station, or alternatively it’s a short walk from Petaling Street Market.


Chan See Shu Yuen Temple
Corner of Jalan Petaling and Bulatan Merdeka, Chinatown
Daily 08:00-17:00

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