Sri Mahamariamman – The Oldest Hindu Temple in Kuala Lumpur

Sri Mahamariamman is the oldest temple in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia). The temple’s inception can be traced back to 1873, but it underwent a major re-construction in 1968.

Sri Mahamariamman - The Oldest Hindu Temple in Kuala Lumpur
Sri Mahamariamman – The Oldest Hindu Temple in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

One of the most visible changes is the Raja Gopuram tower at the entrance.

Hindu Temple in Kuala Lumpur Malysia
This Hindu Temple in Kuala Lumpur is in the quiet area in Chinatown.

As soon as I saw the tower, I knew that I’ve seen it somewhere – in India.

Sri Mahamariamman - The Oldest Hindu Temple in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
Sri Mahamariamman – The Oldest Hindu Temple in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

The very detailed and colorful ornate would really make you look up for a while. They’re incredibly astounding to look at.

Things to din Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia).
Things to din Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia).

There are 228 deities that are sculpted here and all have unique appearances.

Sri Mahamariamman - The Oldest Hindu Temple in Kuala Lumpur
Sri Mahamariamman – The Oldest Hindu Temple in Kuala Lumpur

Inside, there are more carvings, statues, and murals.

Sri Mahamariamman - The Oldest Hindu Temple in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
Sri Mahamariamman – The Oldest Hindu Temple in Kuala Lumpur

There were only a few people when I was there in the afternoon. Unfortunately, there wasn’t more information about the temple. I asked an attendant but he just shook his head.

Things to din Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia).
Things to din Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia).

It is free to go inside but you need to remove your shoes and cover your flesh. The attendants are there to remind or hand you in a sarong to cover up.

Tourist attractions in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia).
Tourist attractions in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia).

Though the temple is within Chinatown, you will find it on a quiet street.

Tourist attractions in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia).
Tourist attractions in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia).

This place of worship has been an integral part of the early Hindu immigrant community.

Sightseeing in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
Sightseeing in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

Kuala Lumpur Hotel With an Infinity Pool Overlooking the City Skyline

I stayed at Expressionz Suites by V&C near downtown Kuala Lumpur. I wrote a request to the hotel staff to give me a room with views of the city. And yay, I got what I wanted! I could see the city’s skyline right from my bed. My suite is clean and it has its own washing machine! The breakfast was good – offering both Malaysian and western food. But most of all, the main hotel amenity that everyone wants to check out is the Sky Pool! You won’t regret looking at the fantastic views here while in your wet swimwear. 😀 

Read my full review of Expressionz Hotel here.

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