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Thean Hou Temple

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Thean Hou Temple sits atop Robson Hill and just off Jalan Syed Putra in the southern reaches of downtown Kuala Lumpur and commands stunning views of the KL skyline.

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“Thean Hou” means “Empress of heaven” and the six-tiered temple is dedicated to Mazu—a Chinese sea goddess and the deified form of Lin Moniang, a Fujinese woman who was also a shaman who was believed to be of this world from 960 to 987. After her death she was revered by sailors who believed she protected them during their journeys. The temple boasts a large sculpture of Mazu in the prayer hall on the third floor, where she sits between the Goddess of Mercy, Guan Yin, and the Goddess of the Waterfront, Swei Mei. There are over 150 Mazu temples in Malaysia and this one, covering over 1.5 acres, is ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 400 words.)


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