10 Temples In Malaysia For A Spiritual Visit In 2021

Temples in Malaysia

1. Batu Caves Temple
2. Sri Mahamariamman Temple
3. Sri Poyatha Moorthi Temple
4. Tebrau Glass Temple
5. Maran Murugan Temple
6. Klang Perumal Temple
7. Waterfall Temple
8. Sri Ayyanar Temple
9. Sri Shakti Devasthanam
10. Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple

There are endless beautiful temples in Malaysia that are sure to leave you all excited as well as tranquilized. Even though the majority population of Malaysia is Muslim, the country still boasts endless Hindu, Buddhist as well as Chinese temples that signify the cultural diversity of the country beautifully. Visiting these temples would not only allow you to calm down your inner soul but also allow you to capture their grandeur, intricate artworks, and beauty.

Some of the most unique Malaysian temples that one cannot miss out on their visit include Batu Caves Temple, Waterfall Temple, Tebrau Glass Temple, and Sri Mahamariamman Temple. Not only these temples boast beautiful locations but also have been crafted in traditional temple architecture, allowing all the photography enthusiasts, history buffs, and devotees to take back home a bag full of peaceful and fulfilling memories from the beautiful lands of Malaysia. 

Here is the list of best temples in Malaysia:

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Batu Caves Temple

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This is one of the most frequented temples in Malaysia and comprises 3 major caves, accompanied by a number of smaller ones. This temple is over 100 years old and features beautiful idols within the main caves as well as around them.

The most popular as well as the biggest cave, also known as Cathedral Cave houses various beautiful Hindu shrines below its beautiful 100 meters high arched ceiling. Two caves at the base of Batu Hills have also been transformed into a Museum and Art Gallery respectively, which showcases tranquilizing artworks and paintings. The limestone formations of Batu hills, which date back to over 400 million are one of the major attractions of this place.

Gombak, 68100 Batu Caves, Selangor

6:00 A.M. – 9:00 P.M.
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Sri Mahamariamman Temple

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Also known as one of the most decorated and extravagant Malaysia temples, Sri Mahamariamman temple boasts beautiful Italian and Spanish tiles, real gold features, and precious stones in its architecture.

This is a beautiful Hindu temple, nestled beautifully in between two Buddhist temples. This temple was founded by Tamil immigrants who were brought to Malaysia as laborers to build railways and to work on rubber plantations, for their solace, away from their hard work life.

Jalan Tun H S Lee, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

6:00 A.M. – 8:30 P.M. (Sun-Thu), 6:00 A.M. – 9:30 P.M. (Fri), 6:00 A.M. – 9:00 P.M. (Sat)
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Sri Poyatha Moorthi Temple

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 This is one of the oldest Hindu temples in Malaysia that survives to date. The temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesha and features a beautiful sculpture of the same in its interiors. The temple stands in a historically significant piece of land within Chinatown, which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The bright yellow façade of the temple will surely attract your vision from far away and will invite you into its beautiful complex. The temple is made in authentic Dravidian architecture, with rich colors, intricate ornamentations, and a colossal tower. The temple also features various Dutch elements in its architecture as it was built during the Dutch reign in Malaysia.

No: 5 to 11, Jalan Tukang Emas, 75200, Melaka

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Tebrau Glass Temple

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One of the most unique temples of Malaysia, this is the very first glass temple in the entire world. The temple has been carved out with 300,000 pieces of delicate glass. All the surfaces of the temples are covered with different colors and forms of glass, making it highly luxurious as well as beautiful.

The temple is fully air-conditioned and can hold up to 1500 devotees at once. The highly intricate central chandelier of the temple is one of its major attractions and glows up the temple interiors beautifully at night. The roof of the temple features 10 different sculptures, beautifully showcasing the cycle of life, from birth to death.

Jalan Tun Abdul Razak 1/1, Wadi Hana, 80300 Johor Bahru, Johor

7:00 A.M. – 10:00 P.M.
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Maran Murugan Temple

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If you really wish to visit a temple to awaken your inner soul, away from tourist rush and commercialization, amidst a beautiful atmosphere, this is one of the best Malaysia temples that you need to be headed towards. This temple has been in existence for over 120 years now and beautifully depicts its history since then.

This temple is also famous for its grand celebrations during the Panguni Uthiram festival, which is held during the month of either April or May. The unique circular building of the temple is also one of the major features of this tranquilizing place. Try to visit the temple early in the morning if you want to experience its peaceful aura.

100 km, Jalan Kuantan, Jerantut, 26500 Maran, Pahang

5:30 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.
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Klang Perumal Temple

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This is one of the oldest temples in Malaysia, however, it has been rebuilt and renovated using modern architecture recently, which makes it more of a destination for each and every visitor to Malaysia. This huge temple complex features different temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu, Parvathy, Ganesha, Navagrahas, and Saneeswaran.

The feel and charm of this beautiful temple are completely rejuvenating and provide you a break from the chaotic city life. If you wish to witness the prayer ceremonies at the temple, try to visit the temple in the morning between 9:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M.

No. 80, Jalan Mastika Off Psn Raja Muda Musa, Selangor, 41100 Klang

Open 24 Hours
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Waterfall Temple

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This is a small beautiful Hindu shrine situated at the base of the serene Penang Botanic Gardens Waterfall. Also known as Balathandayuthapani Temple, this was the very first temple in Malaysia dedicated to Lord Murugan.

In 1850, this very temple was relocated to its current location near the beautiful waterfalls by the British administration as the earlier location was to be occupied by a reservoir. Its beautiful location on a hilltop further attracts tourists to soak in the beautiful views of its surroundings.

25, Jalan Kebun Bunga, Pulau Tikus, 10350 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Open 24 Hours
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Sri Ayyanar Temple

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Undoubtedly, one of the most popular Malaysia temples, the humongous 72 feet high idol of Ayyanar is what makes this temple a crucial part of the Taiping skyline. This idol is also the second-highest statue of lord Ayyanar in the world and was sculpted by an Indian worker from Madurai.

This temple showers a highly positive vibe with its peaceful aura and natural surroundings. The real beauty of this temple can be best captures at night when all the glittering lights of the complex are turned on and the temple transforms into peaceful heaven.

Location: A7, Kampong Ulu Sepetang, Perak, 34010 Taiping

6:00 A.M. – 10:00 A.M., 5:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
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Sri Shakti Devasthanam

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This is the only temple in the world that showcases all the 51 Shakti illustrations over an acre of land. It is also one of the most beautiful temples in Malaysia that perfectly exemplifies Indian Temple Architecture.

The grand entrance of the temple features intricate sculptures of lions, elephants, and various other living forms. The main hall of the temple showcases all the 51 avatars of Maa Shakti, which is one of the major attractions of the temple.

This 5-story temple has been erected using 96 pillars, which symbolize the 96 major principles of Hinduism. The temple also houses beautiful deities of Lord Ganesha, Navagraha, and various other Hindu Gods and Goddesses.

Jalan Kuala Selangor, Bukit Rotan, 45700 Bukit Rotan, Selangor

5:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M., 4:30 P.M. – 9:30 P.M.
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Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple

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This beautiful Buddhist temple is a must-visit for all devotees, history enthusiasts, as well as architecture lovers. The temple has been cladded with over 300000 beautiful colored pieces of glass surrounding sculptures as well as murals of gods and goddesses.

Some of the most prominent attractions of the temple include the idols of Lord Buddha and Mother Teressa. The temple also registers its name in the Malaysian Books of Records and is surely one of the most beautiful and elegant temples in the country.

Jalan Tun Abdul Razak 1/1, Wadi Hana, 80300 Johor Bahru, Johor

7:00 A.M. – 10:00 P.M.
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  1. Which are the famous Hindu temples in Malaysia?

    1. Batu Caves Temple: This is one of the most popular as well as most visited Hindu temples in Malaysia. It is situated amidst a series of ancient limestone caves, which are believed to be existing for the past 400 million years. The peaceful ambiance of the caves and the beautiful surroundings of the temple attracts thousands of devotees and tourists daily.

    2. Sri Mahamariamman Temple: You surely cannot miss out on the rich and intricate decorative façade of this beautiful temple. It can surely not be missed on your visit to the famous Chinatown of Malaysia. It stands as one of the beautiful Hindu Malaysia temples, which was built in 1873 and depicts the immigration story of Indian Tamilians to Malaysia during British rule.

    3. Waterfall Temple: Dedicated to Lord Murugan, this beautiful temple attracts many tourists regularly due to its amazing location and a beautiful backdrop of a majestic waterfall. To reach the summit of the temple, one has to climb up 513 stairs, making a visit to this temple adventurous and fun. It is one of the most scenically situated temples in Malaysia.

    4. Tebrau Glass Temple: This is one of the very first temples in Malaysia that is cladded completely with beautiful colored glasses. The beauty of this glass temple is best admired at night when the intricate glass work reflects back the magnificent lighting inside as well as outside the temple.

  2. Which are the best places to visit in Malaysia?

    1. Petronas Twin Towers: One of the most astonishing modern marvels of the world, getting on to the connecting bridge between the twin towers and admiring the amazing aerial views of this amazing city is a must for each and every visitor to Malaysia. It is advisable to visit the viewing deck of the twin tower during the night to admire the glittering views of Kuala Lumpur.

    2. Gunung Mulu National Park: Named after the majestic mountain Mount Mulu, Gunung Mulu National Park is frequented by travellers and adventure enthusiasts from all across the world for trekking, caving, taking a dive in its hot springs, and admiring its uninterrupted natural beauty. The National Park also reserves its name in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

    3. Perhentian Islands: This amazing set of islands provides endless opportunities for the visitors to indulge in water activities, including scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, and much more. Moreover, these islands remain untouched by commercialization, providing you the best experience of a peaceful, secluded yet enjoyable vacation.

    4. Mount Kinabalu: This amazing mountain boasts the tallest mountain peak in Malaysia. It is a park of Kinabalu National Park, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage site. Reaching the summit of this peak is on the list of all the climbers in the world. If you plan to trek all the way to the top of this mountain, you can also plan to spend a few days amidst the rich diversity of the National Park.

  3. Which are the best historical places to visit in Malaysia?

    1. St, George’s Church, Penang: Situated in Georgetown, this 200-year-old Anglican Church is the oldest one in Southeast Asia and also the oldest building in the entire Penang town. The church has been renovated several times ever since its inception. Recently, a heritage center has also been set up in the church complex for the people to explore its rich history.

    2. Melaka Sultanate Palace Museum: This amazing palace situated at the base of St. Paul’s hill is actually a tribute to the Melaka Sultanate and allows you to dive into the roots of the ancient Malay kingdom that ruled Malacca. This museum is actually a replica of the palace of Sultan Mansur Shah, which was built during the 15th Century.

    3. Kuan Yin Temple, Penang: Dedicated to the Goddess of Mercy, this beautiful Chinese temple is one of the major attractions for Chinese Taoists in Malaysia. This temple dates back to ancient times and takes you back in time, allowing you to explore the ancient immigration of Chinese people to Malaysia.

    4. Bukit Cina, Melaka: This is the largest as well as the oldest graveyard for Chinese Taoists outside China. This ancient cemetery spreads over 3 scenic hills, that also house 20 Muslim tombs. If you really wish to know about the history and wish to witness the graves of prominent people from ancient Malaysia, this is the place for you to be! These hills are also popular amongst tourists for taking a walk and soaking in the views from their prominent location.

  4. Which city in Malaysia has the most temples?

    The City of Penang is known to house the highest number of Malaysia temples. However, apart from that, a few more cities that boast a number of beautiful temples in Malaysia include Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh, and Georgetown.
  5. What is the best time to visit Malaysia?

    The best time to visit Malaysia, explore all its major temples, and indulge in all the amazing outdoor activities is from the month of December to April. These months receive the least amount of rainfall, allowing the visitors to explore all the major attractions of this beautiful country in the best way possible.
  6. How to reach Malaysia?

    By Air: You can easily book a direct flight to the capital city of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur from any of the major cities of the world. It is one of the quickest as well as the most convenient way to reach Malaysia. Further, to visit the other cities of Malaysia, you can use its highly efficient railway as well as bus connectivity.

    By Train: Malaysia also has rail connectivity with Thailand as well as Singapore. Therefore, if you are planning to explore either of the countries along with Malaysia, you can opt to travel by train, which is one of the most enjoyable and cheapest modes of reaching Malaysia.

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