Sze Ya, the oldest Chinese temple in Kuala Lumpur built in 1882, is dedicated to Shen Kong, the guardian deity for the local Chinese miners. It 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.
14 Leboh Pudu, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Nearest Transit: Pasar Seni (Line: Kelana Jaya LRT)
+60 3-2072 9593
Sze Ya Temple and Nearby Attractions on Map
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