Places Of Worship

Sin Sze Si Ya Temple


Guan Yin Temple

Yap Ah Loy, the Chinese community leader or Kapitan Cina, who was responsible for the early developments of Kuala Lumpur built this temple in 1864. It is one of the city’s most important Taoist temples and it was built in the honor of Yap Ah Loi’s comrades, namely Sin Sze Ya and Si Sze Ya. They became venerated as deities after their deaths. You can see their altars occupying the main hall. After Yap’s death in 1885, Yap was also deified and the altar dedicated to him was constructed to the left side of the main hall with a sculpture of Yap sitting nearby that is still present until today. The temple was built based on very strict Feng Shui principles and as a result, the temple seems oddly placed with its entrance facing a corner.

113A, Jalan Tun H S Lee
Kuala Lumpur City Centre,
50050 Kuala Lumpur
+603 2078 9052
    7.00am - 5.00pm ( daily )
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