The Taoist temple was founded in 1864, but only moved to its present site two decades later.
It is unique in Malaysia for being primarily dedicated to two local men who were deified after their deaths, rather than traditional gods from China.
Sze Ya was established by Yap Ah Loy, the third and most powerful Kapitan Cina -- effectively the head of the Chinese community in KL.
He is often thought of as the founding father of modern KL, and this beautiful little temple is the closest that the city comes to having a fitting memorial to him.
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