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Sin Sze Si Ya Temple

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Address: Jln. Tun H.S. Lee and Jln. Cheng Lock | Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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oldest temple in KL

I went to this temple as part of the free guided walking tour, "Old KL & Nature Walk". My guide told me that Sin Sze Si Ya temple is the oldest temple in KL and she further... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 October 2016
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Putrajaya, Malaysia
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

The oldest temple in KL and a relaxing and fascinating experience. The artwork is beautiful, and no one harasses you when you wander around. I even got a free fortune telling session from a learned gent, who gave me advice for the rest of the Chinese Year. Well worth a trip to see this functioning microcosm of Malaysian Chinese life.

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Putrajaya, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

I went to this temple as part of the free guided walking tour, "Old KL & Nature Walk". My guide told me that Sin Sze Si Ya temple is the oldest temple in KL and she further explained the history of the temple which was quite interesting.

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Our hotel is quite close. Our first day here we started with this temple. The people inside were welcoming and friendly. Thank you

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

nearly missed the temple. On our way to the central market. dedication of temple goers will be something that I'll always remember. a working temple. become part os another world. Bought some souvenirs to take back home. a Must visit iif you ar in Kuala lumpur.

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Kuching, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Small and nice temple tuck away in the heart of Chinatown. it will get busy during the festive season and also during the 15th day in the Chinese calendar.

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

A great location to visit because it is located near so many other major attractions in KL. Everyone was very welcoming, pictures are permitted. No fees, donations of course welcome.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Founded in 1860s which is relatively ancient for a new city like KL. The small temple is dedicated to the gods Sin Tze Ya and Si Tze Ya. The interior is very atmospheric and peaceful to enable quiet prayer. At the entrance there is an impressive gilt ceremonial chair from the 1890s and two large ovens outside perhaps for the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

This temple is really nice. This is a working temple. You are welcome to make donation in the box and light incense sticks and place one in each pot.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

A temple which i visited since i was a kid and as i grow older, i forgotten about it until recently when i was bringing my oversea friends to Chinatown and then only i remember and pay a visit. Is still look the same, maybe a bit refurbish since it is so old. Is a very old architecture building, built... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

We were brought here by our tour guide before going to Central Market nearby. It's a typical Chinese temple but it felt spacious and not stuffy. The high ceiling and open-air structure made it a much nicer place to visit. Make sure you find the statue of Yap Ah Loy on the left side of the temple. He was the... More 

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