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.
One of the most visible changes is the Raja Gopuram tower at the entrance.
As soon as I saw the tower, I knew that I’ve seen it somewhere – in India.
The very detailed and colorful ornate would really make you look up for a while. They’re incredibly astounding to look at.
There are 228 deities that are sculpted here and all have unique appearances.
Inside, there are more carvings, statues, and murals.
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.
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.
Though the temple is within Chinatown, you will find it on a quiet street.
This place of worship has been an integral part of the early Hindu immigrant community.
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.