Cultural Tour: Temples & Mosques of KL

Paul Wong

The Walking Encyclopedia

Cultural Tour: Temples & Mosques of KL

Spoken in: English, Malay, 中文

( 166 reviews ) star City tour Kuala Lumpur 1 - 7 watch_later 2 hours
  • 5 spectacular shrines, 4 different religions
  • Gaze on symbolic paintings and sculptures
  • Learn about the art’s meaning and symbolism
  • Experience the splendor of an open courtyard
  • 100% private – just for you
  • Discover the city through its beautiful temples

You will meet here: National Mosque of Malaysia

What you can expect

Kuala Lumpur is proud of its multicultural traditions and has embraced different traditions and religions since a long time ago. You can see that on its multiple temples and mosques. From Muslim, Buddhist, Taoist and Hindu temples, I want to show you five temples that reflect the wide diversity and the close harmony of Kuala Lumpur's different cultures.

Besides this being a learning experience, these temples and mosques are a beautiful sight to behold. I'll be there by your side to explain each and every one of the places you visit and to help you uncover their hidden symbols and local references.

I can tell you about the 228 Hindu idols on the five tiers of the entrance gate to the Sri Mahamarianman Hindu Temple. There’s also the hand-painted motifs depicting stories from early Hinduism. You’ll feel the wondrous joy of the open courtyard and symmetrical pavilions of the Chan She Shu Yuen Clan Association Temple. Inside, you can admire colorful paintings, intricate woodcarvings and beautiful ceramics, as well as scenes of gold-painted warriors, battling lions, and spectacular dragons.

You can also enjoy the breathtaking splendor of my country’s National Mosque which can host more than 15,000 worshipers. And you cannot miss the oldest Taoist temple in Kuala Lumpur: the Sin Sze Ya Chinese Temple often filled with devotees. This temple is also a cultural center for the Chinese community of the city.

And not everything is temples and mosques! You will also get a chance to stroll through the hustle & bustle of Chinatown, enjoy the beautiful gardens of our national mosque, and sample some tasty treats from the city’s street vendors.

As a true local of Kuala Lumpur I can’t wait to share some unique insights and personal anecdotes with you! Also, ask me as many travel questions as you want. I can also advise on which eateries and bars that will best suit your preferences.

Want to adjust your temple tour to include additional activities? No problem - I can also fully personalize the tour to your preferences!

This is the plan

Meeting point
National Mosque of Malaysia
Masjid Jamek Mosque
Visit one of the oldest mosques in Kuala Lumpur.
Sin Sze Ya Chinese Temple
Admire the beauty of the oldest Taoist temple in the city
Sri Maha Marianman Hindu Temple
Be impressed by the South Indian style details of this magnificent building
Chan She Shu Yuen Clan Association Temple
Marvel at the decorative panels of 100-year-old Shek Wan pottery that are part of this Cantonese-style temple

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City tour details

Private City tour
Mode of transport
Walking tour
2 hours
Nr. of guests
1 - 7 persons
Meeting point
National Mosque of Malaysia
Guest pick-up
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What's included
Private guide

Paul Wong

The Walking Encyclopedia

166 reviews

I am a purely breed local host in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Will surely bring and guide you through local attractions with some hidden gem places, history, nature environment and lastly nice and tasty food you ever taste in your lifetime. Make an accurate choice and pick me up as your dedicated local host and you will never regret and forever remember me. Thanks a lot."

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