Sze Ya Temple

14A Lebuh Pudu, Kuala Lumpur, WP Kuala Lumpur 50000 Phone: +60 3-2078 9052


Sze Ya Temple, Jalan Tun HS Lee - The oldest Chinese temple in Kuala Lumpur built in 1882, it is located behind the old shophouses between Jalan Tun HS Lee and Jalan Hang Kasturi. The temple is dedicated to Shen Kong, worshipped as the guardian deity for the local Chinese miners and houses several other deities, including the deified Yap Ah Loy, third Kapitan Cina of KL. The ornate interior and elaborate roof ridges are typical of religious Chinese architecture and visitors can still see patrons conducting worship to the gods and the ancestors.

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