Sze Ya Temple1125 Votes Currently Open
- Address: 113A, Jalan Tun H S Lee, City Centre, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- Timings: 07:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +603-20789052
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Historical Site
Kapitan Yap Ah Loy founded the temple in 1864. The man dedicated it to Sin SzeYa and Si SzeYa, the two deities to whom he attributes his successful defence of Kuala Lumpur. It’s the oldest Taoist temple in the city. It’s a serene place. They say if you circle the main altar thrice, you’ll be blessed with good fortune. It’s not uncommon to find students at the temple, praying to the God of Education WenchangDijun, for good luck in their exams. For a fee of RM1, you can have your fortune told at the temple; all you have to do is rattle a container containing a fortune stick with a number on it, and bring it to the monk.
The best time to visit the temple is at Chinese New Year. The sedan chairs at the temple entrance are over 100 years old.
How to Reach Sze Ya Temple
- Buses B115; BET 2, 3, 4; U 80, 88, 224 – stop LRT PasarSeni, JalanTun Tan Cheng Lock
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5.17% of people who visit Kuala Lumpur include Sze Ya Temple in their plan
50% of people start their Sze Ya Temple visit around 4 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Sze Ya Temple
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Sze Ya Temple