Sri Maha Mariamman Temple, Kuala Lumpur

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Admire the oldest Hindu temple in the city at Sri Maha Mariamman Temple. Founded in 1873 on the edge of Chinatown, the place of worship functioned for many years as a private shrine for the Pillai family who built it. The impressive five-tiered gopuram (a South Indian monumental tower) that juts out above the entrance features 228 idols and sets the tone for the ornate decor of the interior. The temple's spatial design represents a human body lying on its back, with its feet pointing east, head pointing west: walk through the temple and consider the connections between each room and the part of the body you are in. Plan your Sri Maha Mariamman Temple visit and explore what else you can see and do in Kuala Lumpur using our Kuala Lumpur online trip itinerary planner.
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  • You can go inside at certain times for free. You have to take your shoes off and pay 20 sen to leave them at a stand next to the entrance. The best bit is the entrance tower (which you can see from... 
    You can go inside at certain times for free. You have to take your shoes off and pay 20 sen to leave them at a stand next to the entrance. The best bit is the entrance tower (which you can see from...  more »
  • Well maintained Hindu temple didn't go inside but it is quite small. Good photography spot as the street isn't that busy. 
    Well maintained Hindu temple didn't go inside but it is quite small. Good photography spot as the street isn't that busy.  more »
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  • A peaceful devotional place especially when there are less crowds. Give a good vibes. Been coming here since I was 10 years old and glad that the temple is well maintained. For those are not from familiar with this temple and wanted to come here, there are car parkings available around but expensive. There is a parking beside temple, where you need to take a small road where you will pass flower shops, you can get a underground parking which is limited. Suggest if you can use public transport as train and bus station is within walking distance.
  • A nice Hindu temple filled with interesting religious carvings and sculptures. Cost me RM0.20 for safekeeping my shoes as you must enter the premise barefooted.

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