Photo: The main affair.

Guan Yin temple

Our rating:


In a built up city like Kuala Lumpur you can feel under siege and roped in by the racket and traffic, so it can be pleasant to find a place where you can step into a realm of serenity surrounded by the hubbub of a modern city: Guan Yin temple is such a place.

Help us hold our breath. Donate to Travelfish today!
Click here for more information on how you can help.

As you climb the two short flights of stairs from the road up to the brightly coloured Buddhist Guan Yin temple (full name Wei Zhen Gong Guan Yin Temple), it is easy to imagine a time when set on the hill, it would have enjoyed peaceful views across the lower reaches of the city looking out from the southern bank of Chinatown. Today, not so much—it backs almost onto a stadium, has two major roads right out front and a monorail track which runs so close you could almost reach out and touch the train as an elevated train rolls past.

Look to the left. Photo taken in or around Guan Yin temple, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by Stuart McDonald.

Look to the left. Photo: Stuart McDonald

Peaceful isn't the first word that comes to mind in describing this place, but once you do step into the main hall (literature on site calls this hall “the precious hall of the exalted hero”), the racket does dim an octave and you can almost begin to appreciate at least in an abstract sense, the principle of ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 200 words.)

Get the full story.
Create an account.

Join Travelfish

Log in

Becoming a Travelfish subscriber costs A$35 for a year. Benefits include:
1) Full access to the site
2) 250+ PDF guides
3) Discount coupons
4) 50% off our travel planning service
5) And of course, our gratitude and a warm fuzzy feeling for helping us stay in business!

Popular hotels in Kuala Lumpur on Agoda

Popular attractions in Kuala Lumpur

A selection of some of our favourite sights and activities around Kuala Lumpur.

Best places to stay in Kuala Lumpur

A selection of some of our favourite places to stay in Kuala Lumpur.

What next?

 Browse our independent reviews of places to stay in and around Kuala Lumpur.
 Check prices, availability & reviews on Agoda or Booking
 Read up on where to eat on Kuala Lumpur.
 Check out our listings of things to do in and around Kuala Lumpur.
 Read up on how to get to Kuala Lumpur.
 Do you have travel insurance yet? If not, find out why you need it.
 Planning on riding a scooter in Kuala Lumpur? Please read this.
 Browse the web securely while travelling with TunnelBear. Try with a 7–day free trial.

Noordin Mews in Georgetown
Noordin Mews in Georgetown
Ad A delightful choice among
Penang’s heritage picks.

Read more

See below for more sights and activities in Kuala Lumpur that are listed on

Top of page

Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Kuala Lumpur? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Malaysia.

Top of page