Chee Wan San Temple is a large Buddhist temple complex with a peaceful atmosphere just off Jalan Sungai Besi in the south of Kuala Lumpur. It was established in 1922.
It is difficult to spot from the main road and only a yellow sign board tells you of its presence. From the side road you pass under a yellow entrance gate and you can park in the compound.
On one side of the compound is a flight of concrete steps leading up to a pavilion containing an impressively large golden Avalokitesvara statue with multiple arms, perhaps around 4 metres tall.
The main temple consists of two large halls, linked by covered walkways around a central courtyard with side buildings.
The entrance is flanked by four large stone guardian statues carved in fine detail.
Inside the largest prayer hall are a number of statues including three gold Buddhas behind glass on the main altar.
The central courtyard has a pleasant feel to it with an ornate bronze urn and tables for leaving candles, joss sticks, oranges, lucky bamboo and other offerings.
Off to one side is a black marble wall inscribed with the names of devotees.
From a construction plan displayed at the temple it appears that major extension works are planned.
The exact location is marked on this interactive map:
Batu 6 1/2 Jalan Sungai Besi
57100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-7983 2162
Visitors are welcome 7.30 am - 5 pm.
Entrance to the temple is free.
Donations are welcome.
Vegetarian food is served here on the 1st and 15th days of each lunar month and is said to be delicious.
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