Thean Hou Temple is somewhere that I’ve mentioned a bit recently due to them holding the Lantern Festival for Chinese New Year.
However, this temple is a popular tourist attraction even when we’re not in the midst of festivities and thanks to a fun garden and a tortoise pond, it is also a really big hit with children!
A traditional Chinese temple sat on a hill with views over to the modern city of KL gives a great contrast. Add to that the colours, the incense burning, and several levels of architecture to explore, it’s a really interesting stop.
When my two were there and they saw all the action they wanted to join in so were eager to give a donation and burn their incense sticks before going inside to see what was happening.
Outside they have a garden with statues depicting the 12 Chinese Zodiac animals which the little ones will undoubtedly enjoy seeing.
Then head out to the back of the temple where you can find the Tortoise Pond with literally hundreds and hundreds of tortoises roaming around!
This temple is definitely worth a visit and keeps the little ones entertained as well.
Of course, right now, they are still lighting the lanterns from about 6.45 every evening which really is a must-see event.
I don’t know how many lanterns they’ve put up but rows and rows of red lanterns light the way up the hill and then the whole temple just glows from every angle and it’s just stunning. Definitely get up there to see this if you haven’t yet been, S x