Chinese Temples In Malaysia

There are over hundreds of Chinese temples in Malaysia which is not surprising given that around a quarter of Malaysia’s population is of Chinese descent.

I use the term ‘Chinese temple’ loosely. These temples may be Buddhist, Taoist, Chinese folk religions or a combination of two or more religions. Some of them may also serve as clan association temples. A few of those on my list are Tibetan Buddhist temples and one, Maha Vihara, was founded by Sri Lankan Buddhists.

Here is my selection of temples which have caught my eye while traveling around Malaysia. Some are simple wooden or concrete structures while others are ornate and elaborate and have become tourist attractions in their own right.

List of Chinese Temples in Malaysia
State by State


Jo Fo Gu Miao, Johor Bahru, Johor

Kukup Laut Temple, Johor


Kuil Leng Eng Tian Kiew Ong Tai Tay, Jalan Gok Kapor, Kota Bharu, Kelantan

Tokong Mek, Kampung Cina, Kota Bharu, Kelantan

Kuala Lumpur

Bodhi Homecare Cheras, KL

Buddha Jayanti Temple, Pudu, KL

Chan See Shue Yuen Temple, KL

Chee Wan San Temple, KL

Guan Di Temple, KL

Guan Yin Temple, KL

Kun Yam Thong Temple, KL

Maha Vihara Buddhist Temple, Brickfields, KL

Sin Sze Si Ya Temple, KL

Thean Hou Temple, KL


Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, Melaka

Sam Poh Kong Temple, Melaka

Xiang Lin Si Temple, Melaka

Sek Kia Eenh Temple, Melaka

Heng Ann Tian Hou Temple, Melaka

Negeri Sembilan

Centipede Temple, Seremban, Negeri Sembilan

Shang Di Gong, Titi, Negeri Sembilan

Sim Tong Temple, Kuala Pilah, Negeri Sembilan

Si Na Tok Temple, Broga, Negeri Sembilan


Chin Swee Caves Temple, Genting Highlands, Pahang

Thean Hou Temple, Kuala Lipis, Pahang

Tokong Cina Kwong Fook, Bentong, Pahang


Cheah Si Sek Tek Tong, George Town, Penang

Kek Lok Si, Penang

Kuan Yin Temple, George Town, Penang

Snake Temple, Penang

Yap Temple, George Town, Penang

The Hock Teik Cheng Sin Temple, built in the 1850's, serves the Hokkien community and is dedicated to the worship of Twa Peh Kong (God of Prosperity and Morality).  


Buddhist Association, Taiping, Perak

Enlightened Heart Tibetan Temple, Ipoh, Perak

Guan Yin Temple, Papan, Perak

Hock Soon Temple, Teluk Intan, Perak

Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple, Ipoh, Perak

Ling Sen Tong, Ipoh, Perak

Loong Thow Ngam Temple, Ipoh, Perak 

Nam Thean Tong, Ipoh, Perak

Perak Kwan Yin Tong, Ipoh, Perak

Perak Tong Cave Temple, Ipoh, Perak

Sam Poh Tong, Ipoh, Perak

Temple For The Immortal Girl He, Taiping, Perak

Tokong Chai Sin Yah, Beruas, Perak

Tua Pek Kong Temple, Sitiawan, Perak


Ling San Temple, Tuaran, Sabah

Puu Jih Shih Temple, Sandakan, Sabah


Hiang Thian Siang Ti Temple, Kuching, Sarawak

KBS Buddhist Village, Kuching, Sarawak

Kueh Seng Onn Temple, Kuching, Sarawak

Lim Fah San Temple, Kuching, Sarawak


Crab Island Temple, Selangor

Fo Guang Shan Dong Zen, Jenjarom, Selangor

Fu Quan Miao Temple, Bukit Chandang, Batang Kali, Selangor

Guan Yin Pavilion (Kuan Im Teng), Kajang, Selangor

Guan Yin Ge, Kuala Kubu Baru, Selangor

Kuan Yin Temple, Klang, Selangor

Loong Tien Koong Temple, Bukit Mewah, Kajang, Selangor 

Manju Suddhi Temple, Kajang, Selangor

Actually the Monkey God Temple in Kuala Selangor is just across the street. This one in the photo should read Qi Jian Xian Shi Fo Zu Gu Miao Temple. My mistake! They are both in the Pasir Penambang district of Kuala Selangor.

Nan Tian Temple, Sekinchan, Selangor

Thian Hock Keong Snake Temple, Klang, Selangor

Tokong Kui Tin Biow, Jalan Reko, Kajang, Selangor

Tokong Ngok San Temple, Kuala Kubu Baru, Selangor

Tokong Sze Yeah Kong, Rawang, Selangor


Ho Ann Keng Temple, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu

This completes my list of Chinese temples in Malaysia. I may add a few more to this list in due course.


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