Photo: Shiny towers.

Sze Ya (Sin Sze Si Ya) Temple

The Taoist temple was founded in 1864, but only moved to its present site two decades later.

Photo of Sze Ya (Sin Sze Si Ya) Temple

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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Last updated on 20th February, 2012.

Sze Ya (Sin Sze Si Ya) Temple
Jalan Tun HS Lee, near junction with Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Chinatown
Daily 08:00-18:00

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