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Interesting architecture, free!

An interesting building, with free entry. A bit of a building site when we visited, but still calm and a nice stop on any tour of KL.

Reviewed 11 April 2017
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

An interesting building, with free entry. A bit of a building site when we visited, but still calm and a nice stop on any tour of KL.

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Biella, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

I don't think was anything great I have seen many other temples and this one was a common one. Anyway I suggest you to go if you have never seen such kind of temple s before.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Closed in August 2016 for renovation. However the exterior itself is accessible and well worth a look. Situated at the bottom of Petaling Street this is an old Chinese residence with elaborate decoration on the exterior including large friezes containing numerous carved figures from historical legend.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2015

This is Attractive hand art in this temples, haw the mans can do if you not see you never compare it. so I request to visitor for visit this Temple.

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Tawau, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2015

This is actually a traditional Chinese association hall and not a temple per se. But because of it's over 100 years of history, it has been mistaken as a temple. The architecture and intricate carvings are still amazing. When I was there, a group of students were studying. It was a tuition offered by the association. It is definitely worth... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 19 September 2015

If you're walking around Petaling Street, feel free to drop by Chan See Shu Yuen Temple to check out it's uniqueness around this area. My friends from outstation too will drop by.

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Thank joanadventure
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2015

Saw a couple reviews for this place, and I have a small correction to made, this is not a buddhist temple nor any religious temple. This is an Ancestral Hall for the Chen clan. Concept of ancestor and family lineage is very import in traditional chinese society, established surname such as Chen, Ye, Li, etc would built a ancestral hall... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 22 April 2015

It is located close to the Maharalela LRT Station. Walk down the stairs you will pass the Kuan Yin temple. It faces the Chinese Assembly Hall Building. Built sometime around 1890's and it has been restored and well mantained. It was first built as Kongsi (clan house) but later it was changed to a temple. On the rood you will... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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2,500 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 833 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2015

Located in Petaling Street, this is one of the largest and oldest Buddhist temple in Malaysia. Built in the 1900's, it depicts Southern Chinese architecture with intricately carved roof, paintings, wood carvings and ceramic fixtures. Originally built as a clan house, it serves as a shrine and a community hall. Worth a visit if you are around the area.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 27 October 2014 via mobile

It's a large Temple and worth a visit - however it's under construction at present (23.10.14) and we didn't check when they'd be complete.

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