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Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the capital and the largest city of Malaysia. Being a young city (founded only in 1857) it developed fast into a bustling metropolis of 1.5 million people (6 million including the satellite cities in the Klang Valley). Kuala Lumpur, or simply KL (as it is it called by Malaysians), literally means “muddy estuary” in Bahasa Malaysia. With good and cheap accommodation, great shopping and even better food in this multi-cultural melting pot, increasing numbers of travellers are discovering this little gem of a city.
Having been in the shadow of other big cities in the region like Bangkok and Singapore, KL was put back on the map for good with the opening the Petronas Twin Towers in 1997, until 2004 the highest and still one of the most impressive buildings in the world. Though, the sights are not what makes this city unique, it’s KL itself and it’s mixture of people and visitors.

Alor Setar

Alor Setar is the capital of the state of Kedah. It is a transit point for trips to Thailand and to Pulau Langkawi. The ferry to Langkawi departs from Kuala Kedah, just few minutes outside of Alor Setar. The city is a center of Malay culture and is surrounded by paddie fields .

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Thean Hou Buddhist Temple

address: 65, Persiaran Endah, Off Jalan Syed Putra, 50460 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
kuala-lumpur-Thean_Hou_Buddhist_Temple2.jpg, Picturesque Chinese temple with impressive architecture. It is situated on a hill offering excellent view over the city.
Thean Hou Buddhist Temple entrance
Picturesque Chinese temple with impressive architecture. It is situated on a hill offering excellent view over the city.

- Located just south of downtown on a hill near the Mega Mall
- Best to take a taxi (RM 5-10)

Links:

Official Website by Hanain Association

Official Website by Hanain Association (english)


Thean Hou Buddhist Temple Tours:

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6-hour private tour covering the highlights of Kuala Lumpur including Batu Caves, Thean Hou Temple and much more

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a shared 6-hour tour that covers the highlights of Kuala Lumpur such as Batu Caves, National Palace and many more

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price:
RM85


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HOSTELS
in Kuala Lumpur
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Guesthouse / small hotel in an residential side street in Bukit Bintang, just behind the clubbing street Changkat Bukit Bintang
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Located in 3-storey colonial building with a roof-top bar, the Reggae Mansion is a party hostel and the biggest hostel in Kuala Lumpur
Things to do & see
Ampang Lookout Point
TheLookout point along on the hills of Ampan at the eastern edge of the city offers a magnificent views over the entire city with a few roadside food stalls after the closure of the former restaurant and lookout area. ... more
Bukit Bintang
Main shopping, dining and entertainment area of Kuala Lumpur. Many backpacker accommodations are here too. ... more
Things to do & see
Floating Mosque (Masjid Tengku Tengah Zaharah), Kuala Terengganu
The mosque is located in Teluk Ibai, just over 4km away from Kuala Terengganu town centre, south of Batu Buruk beach. The mosque appears to be floating on water, hence the nickname. ... more

Taman Panorama, Kuala Terengganu
View Point on Bukit Pak Apil offering panoramic views of Kuala Terengganu ... more