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From Kuala Lumpur: Batu Caves Cultural Temple Tour

1. From Kuala Lumpur: Batu Caves Cultural Temple Tour

Depart Kuala Lumpur or Petaling Jaya at your chosen time (09:00 or 14:00) and journey towards Batu Caves, passing through Little India and the Brickfields neighborhood, known for its colorful streets and unique shops. After a 30-minute scenic drive, arrive at the Batu Caves to discover the home of Hindu shrines and various religious deities. Listen as your guide explains the Hindu roots of the nation and climb the 272 steps to the golden statue of Lord Murugan. Once at the top, go to Cathedral Cave to see the largest cave in the complex, and hear about the background to this most intricate of Hindu shrines.  Then, drive to Thean Hou Temple, a 6-tiered pagoda temple atop Robson Heights. Completed in 1987 and officially opened in 1989, it was built by the Hainanese community of Kuala Lumpur and is dedicated to the goddess Tian Hou (The Heavenly Mother). Continue to China Town to enter the site of dozens of restaurants and food stalls tended by Chinese, Indian, Malay and Bangladeshi traders. Watch as they serve up local favorites, such as curry noodles, Hokkien mee (a Fujian noodle dish), ikan bakar (barbecued fish) and asam laksa (a sour, fish and tamarind-based soup). Next, see the stunning National Mosque of Malaysia (Masjid Negara), set in 13 acres of beautiful gardens. Admire the bold approach taken by its architects who designed it in the late 1950s as a symbol of the aspirations of the newly independent nation. Benefit from a hotel drop off at the end of the tour services.

Group Tour: Batu Caves & Cultural Exploration Tour

2. Group Tour: Batu Caves & Cultural Exploration Tour

Discover the home of Hindu shrines and various religious deities. Listen as your guide explains the Hindu roots of the nation and climb the 272 steps to the golden statue of Lord Murugan. Once at the top, go to Cathedral Cave to see the largest cave in the complex, and hear about the background to this most intricate of Hindu shrines. Visit Thean Hou Temple, a 6-tiered pagoda temple atop Robson Heights. Completed in 1987 and officially opened in 1989, it was built by the Hainanese community of Kuala Lumpur and is dedicated to the goddess Tian Hou. Continue to Chinatown and enjoy dozens of food stalls tended by Chinese, Indian, Malay and Bangladeshi traders. Watch as they serve up local favorites, such as curry noodles, Hokkien mee (a Fujian noodle dish), ikan bakar (barbecued fish) and asam laksa (a sour, fish and tamarind-based soup). Next, see the stunning National Mosque of Malaysia on 13-acres of beautiful gardens and designed it in the late 1950s as a symbol of the newly independent nation.

Kuala Lumpur: Private Half Day City Highlights Tour

3. Kuala Lumpur: Private Half Day City Highlights Tour

Explore Kuala Lumpur and admire the variety of amazing sights in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle. Visit Petronas Twin Towers, one of the world's tallest structures, Thean Hou, Independence Square, National Mosque, National Monument, King's Palace, and Perdana Botanic Garden. Head to Merdeka Square and the King's Palace (Istana Negara) to find Malaysia's glorious side. Get an understanding of the city's unique variety, as you visit the Chinese Thean Hou Temple. Pay regards to the individuals who lost their lives in Malaysia's fight for freedom at the National Monument (Tugu Negara) and finish off, by visiting Perdana Botanical Garden.

Private Batu Cave, National Mosque & Religious Tour w/ Lunch

4. Private Batu Cave, National Mosque & Religious Tour w/ Lunch

Enjoy a half-day tour that highlights the important religious and cultural sites in and around Kuala Lumpur. Your tour will begin at 9:00AM with a hotel pickup and then you drive to the Batu Caves in an air-conditioned vehicle with your driver/guide. The Batu Caves are a popular attraction located in Selangor. The site of a Hindu temple and shrine, the Caves attract thousands of worshippers and tourists, especially during the annual Hindu festival, Thaipusam. There are 3 main caves featuring temples and Hindu shrines. A steep climb up 272 steps rewards you with views of the stunning skyline of Kuala Lumpur. Monkeys frolic around the caves, and it is a popular spot for rock climbing enthusiasts. Paintings and representations of Hindu gods can be seen in the Ramayana Cave. Next, visit the National Mosque, or Masjid Negara. Built between 1963 and 1965, the idea was to commemorate Malaysia’s independence. The Mosque has a capacity of 15,000 people and is located on 13 acres of green space and beautiful gardens. Its design is bold and modern, and symbolic of the aspirations of the newly independent country. Next you’ll see Thean Hou Temple, one of the oldest and largest temples in South East Asia. Located to the southwest of the city, it is a popular tourist attraction. The 6-tiered Buddhist temple is also known as the Temple of the Goddess of Heaven, who is said to protect fishermen. There is also a shrine to Guan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy. Built by KL’s Hainanese community in 1894, which is set on a hill and offers wonderful views of the city. Enjoy a short stop at a Sikh gurdwara before visiting the Brickfield Church and returning to your hotel. Note that the tour includes not only religious sites but also other attractions such as the National Monument, the Old Railway station, Independence Square, and the Petronas Twin towers.

Kuala Lumpur Private Instagram Tour: Most Famous Spots

5. Kuala Lumpur Private Instagram Tour: Most Famous Spots

Discover the most Instagrammable spots in Kuala Lumpur on this photo tour of the city's highlights. Benefit from a private informative tour guide who will show you all the best photo opportunities in the city. The tour begins with pickup from your hotel at 10.30 AM. From there, make your way to your first stop at the famous street art of Bukit Bintang. Take photos in the colorful alley, then stop for lunch at a local Malaysian restaurant to fill your stomach and be ready for more shots. After lunch, head to the Batu Caves, another landmark of Kuala Lumpur. Next, have a coffee break to try out #pinklatte or cold-pressed juice at KettleBell cafe and get more likes from other #coffeelovers. Continue to other photo destinations and make sure your camera battery isn't running low because you will visit Thean Hou Chinese Temple and Kwai Chai Hong, "The Hidden Alley". Here comes the final highlight: a visit to the iconic Petronas Twin Towers, also known as#KLtwintowers, for some epic photos. You can't say you've really visited Kuala Lumpur without posting a photo of these giant twins. After a fun day out, you'll arrive back at your hotel around 6.30 PM.

Kuala Lumpur: Private Full-Day 10 Wonders Tour

6. Kuala Lumpur: Private Full-Day 10 Wonders Tour

Enjoy stunning views of the Klang River from the King’s Palace, and marvel at Merdeka (Independence) Square before heading to the Petronas Twin Towers to ride to the observation deck of the world’s tallest twin towers. Step onto the 2-story bridge to experience the city from a different perspective. Stop at the National Museum and then head to Lake Gardens for a bit of peace and quiet. Stroll to the National Monument before continuing to the National Mosque to look at its 73-meter-high minaret and mix of eastern and western architecture. Admire the Anglo-Asian design of Kuala Lumpur Railway Station, created by the talented English architect, Arthur Benison Hubback. Go to the 6-tiered Thean Hou Temple, dedicated to the goddess Tian Hou. Discover how Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism can exist in almost perfect harmony, with ornate carvings, elegant roofs, and intricate wall embellishments. Visit the world’s seventh-tallest tower and go to the top for panoramic views across the city. Admire stunning design features by the Iranian architects, Isfahan, who designed the domes in the form of Persian muqarnas. Enjoy a delicious authentic lunch and shop unique and authentic handicrafts.

Best of Kuala Lumpur Tour with Petronas Towers & Batu Caves

7. Best of Kuala Lumpur Tour with Petronas Towers & Batu Caves

Join this full-day private tour to experience the best of Kuala Lumpur. Head up to the Petronas Twin Towers' observation deck on the 86th floor for amazing views of the city. Visit the King's Palace, a symbol of Malaysian sovereignty, Independence Square and the National Museum. Take a short break at the Central Market, classified as a Heritage Site by the Malaysian Heritage Society. Drive past the Botanical Gardens and Bird Park. See the National Monument, National Mosque and the Old Railway Station. Visit the Batu Caves, home to a Hindu shrine lined with statues of deities. Climb the 272 steps to reach the shrine, which is located deep inside the high caverns.

From Kuala Lumpur: Crab Island Tour with Seafood Lunch

8. From Kuala Lumpur: Crab Island Tour with Seafood Lunch

The tour will start after immediately your pick up from the hotel lobby in Kuala Lumpur at 9 am. The ideal fun journey begin with relaxing drive to Port Klang previously known as Port Swettenham. Upon arrival at Port Klang Jetty, be ready to board into ferry before that a selfie with seaview will be amazing. The ferry journey will be 30 minutes approx, throughout you can feel the rhythm of seawater splash. Upon arrival at Crab Island feel free to explore the tiny island by yourself. One of the special thing of this village is that there's no cars, there are only bicycles instead and some of them are motorized. But take a walk in the tiny Island and you can cover the island with no doubt. Is it too adorable to see locals paint their houses, you can shot it for your desktop wallpaper for sure. During the walk, give a try to omelette and deep fried prawn balls, you will never regret with the taste. So are you ready for the fresh catch crab lunch, our driver will assist you the restaurant and will serve the most awaiting mouth-watering seafood lunch set with healthy herbal Chinese tea. The day is yours’, sit and enjoy the meal. Onwards journey to Kuala Lumpur, get a free photo-shot at Selangor King Palace, Blue Mosque and Thean Hou Temple to enrich your album collection.

Kuala Lumpur 4-Hour Religious Harmony Tour

9. Kuala Lumpur 4-Hour Religious Harmony Tour

Enjoy a half-day tour that highlights the important religious and cultural sites in and around Kuala Lumpur. Your tour will begin at 09:00 with a hotel pick-up and drive to the Batu Caves in an air-conditioned vehicle with your driver/guide. The Batu Caves are a popular attraction located in Selangor. The site of a Hindu temple and shrine, the Caves attract thousands of worshippers and tourists, especially during the annual Hindu festival, Thaipusam. There are 3 main caves featuring temples and Hindu shrines. A steep climb up 272 steps rewards with views of the stunning skyline of Kuala Lumpur. Monkeys frolic around the caves, and it is a popular spot for rock climbing enthusiasts. Paintings and representations of Hindu gods can be seen in the Ramayana Cave. Visit the National Mosque, or Masjid Negara in the local language. Built between 1963 and 1965, the idea was to commemorate Malaysia’s independence. The Mosque has a capacity of 15,000 people and is located on 13 acres of green space and beautiful gardens. Its design is bold and modern, and symbolic of the aspirations of the newly independent country. Next you’ll see Thean Hou Temple, one of the oldest and largest temples in South East Asia. Located to the southwest of the city, it is a popular tourist attraction. The 6-tiered Buddhist temple is also known as the Temple of the Goddess of Heaven, who is said to protect fishermen. There is also a shrine to Guan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy. Built by KL’s Hainanese community in 1894, it is set on a hill and offers wonderful views of the city. Enjoy a short stop at a Sikh gurdwara before visiting the Brickfield Church and returning to your hotel. Note that the tour includes not only religious sites but also other attractions such as the National Monument, the Old Railway station, Independence Square, and the Petronas Twin towers.

Kuala Lumpur: Full-Day Twin Cities Cultural Tour

10. Kuala Lumpur: Full-Day Twin Cities Cultural Tour

This tour will start at 09:00 from your hotel lobby in Kuala Lumpur. You will be picked up by a professional English-speaking driver/ guide in a clean air-conditioned vehicle. Upon pick-up, you will be provided a list of the top attractions of both cities to choose and to cover within this full-day tour. You will be given a choice to plan your itinerary according to your wish before boarding. You will have a tour at the Taman Warisan Agricultural Heritage Park, which is a living museum of fruit, rubber, cocoa, palm oil, herbs and more. Afterwards, you’ll continue on to see some of Putrajaya’s most famous landmarks, including the pink domed Putra Mosque. Fashioned from a beautiful rose granite, the monument rises 250 feet into the air and is one of the tallest landmarks in the region. Next, you’ll visit Perdana Putra, the prime minister’s office. Known as the White House of Malaysia, this imposing building is home to several key government agencies. Enjoy a short cruise across Putrajaya Lake and admire the beautiful scenery. During your tour in Kuala Lumpur, you will visit Batu Caves, which is one of the most visited attractions in Kuala Lumpur. A limestone hill with a series of caves has a one of the most popular Hindu Shirins outside of India. Thousands of pilgrimages visit here every year. If you have enough energy and you are an adventure lover, then get ready to climb 272 steps to reach the biggest cave. Petrons Twin Towers are still the tallest towers in the word and the top visited landmark in Kuala Lumpur. Walk on Sky Bridge and reach at observation deck to get amazed by panoramic views of this stunning city. After Petronas Twin Towers, you will visit Galeri Petronas (Petronas Gallery), which has displayed many beautiful paintings designed by local and foreign artists. Explore the National Museum, which provides an overview about Malaysian cultural and history. The displays range from free-standing tableaux showing cultural events like weddings, festivals and costumes, to traditional weapons, musical instruments, arts and crafts, ceramics and flora and fauna. You will then visit Thean Hou Temple and National Mosque. Both are gorgeous structures and have a wide range of capacity for the prayers. Observe the harmony and listen to the adorable stories from your driver/ guide about this nation. You will pass by the Old Railway Station and reach Independent Square. Take selfies around Sultan Abdul Samad Building, a significant building built during the British colonial era. The Malaysian government then used this building for government administrative offices as well. The well-planned and managed Independent Square will give you a clear expression about Malaysian care for old heritage and buildings. Batik Factory and Pewter Art Factory will also be a part of this tour if time allows. You will be dropped off back to your hotel in Kuala Lumpur after the tour.

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What people are saying about Thean Hou Temple

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 430 reviews

We booked this 4 hours tour very last minute during our short KL and I it was such a great time investment! Our guide, Kartihk (i hope I spelled the name right!) arrived for the pick up right on time and he’s been very friendly and accommodating throughout the journey. He’s taken us through all the great places included in the description and shared with us information which we wouldn’t have picked up ourselves if we were to go without a guide. 5 Star experience!

The tour is worthwhile for anyone who wants to have a close look at the different religions. Our guide Ramesh picked us up from the hotel and answered all our questions. He explained the different rituals and knew very well about the religions and temples. Ramesh told us again and again secret tips for Kuala Lumpur that are nowhere else to be found. The tour is worthwhile and is absolutely worth the price.

Mr Louis arrived on time but for some reason the company didn’t share the name of the hotel. Regardless he called me and we took off on our tour. Louis is very accommodating about taking me to places on time and with time to spare I got to try some local chocolate, tea, coffee and bought some surveyors. Thanks Louis and I enjoyed myself

Excellent service. The driver was on time and was very knowledgeable in sharing KL history as he toured the places. Would recommend this app service.

Ramesh was the perfect guide for this half-day tour!