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Sri Mahamariamman Temple Tours and Activities

Sri Mahamariamman Temple
The extravagantly decorated Sri Mahamariamman Temple is the oldest Hindu temple in Malaysia—and a popular stop for locals and visitors navigating the streets of Kuala Lumpur’s Chinatown. Rising 75 feet (23 meters) above the busy marketplace, the temple’s five-tiered tower is adorned with colorful tiles, precious stones and hundreds of carvings of Hindu deities, rendering the building a popular attraction as well as a place of worship.

The main prayer hall inside the temple is as ornate as its exterior, with murals and frescos lining the walls and shrines beneath the embellished dome ceiling. At the back of the complex, you’ll find the shrine of South Indian mother goddess Mariamman, also known as Parvati, as well as smaller shrines dedicated to Lord Ganesha and Lord Muruga. During the Hindu festival of Thaipusam, held in January and February, the sculpture of Lord Muruga is transported from the temple to Batu Caves on a silver chariot, drawing crowds in the tens of thousands.

You can visit Sri Mahamariamman Temple on a walk through bustling Petaling Street or as a part of a variety of cultural heritage tours, including city walking and night tours. Expect to be in the company of devotees in prayer, especially if visiting early morning or late evening.

Practical Info

Sri Mahamariamman Temple is tucked away on Jalan Tun HS Lee, which runs parallel to Chinatown’s Petaling Street. Though hours differ depending on special events, the temple is generally open Sunday through Thursday from 6am to 8:30pm; Friday from 6am to 9:30pm; and Saturday from 6am to 9pm. The temple can be viewed in less than an hour, and is always free to visit, although you may wish to donate a few ringgits towards maintenance. Be sure to dress conservatively and remember to leave your shoes outside.

The temple is easily accessible by metro: take any line that stops at Pasar Seni LRT station, just a three-minute walk away from the destination. Alternatively, you can take a taxi as drivers are quite familiar with this popular location.

Did You Know? The Sri Mahamariamman Temple was built in 1873, with the current building replacing the original structure in 1968.
Address: 165 Jalan Tun H. S. Lee, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Hours: Sun–Thurs 6am–8:30pm; Fri 6am–9:30pm; Sat 6am–9pm
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Cruise Excursion: Kuala Lumpur Full-day City Tour (17 Attractions)

Cruise Excursion: Kuala Lumpur Full-day City Tour (17 Attractions)

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Our English-speaking driver meet at the port arrival hall and proceed the tour. See all of the sites while in port on this Kuala Lumpur private shore excursion city sightseeing tour. This full-day experience offers travelers a unique look at the capital of Malaysia, including landmarks, history and culture. Marvel at the impressive statues that call the Batu Caves home, then visit and stop for photos at inner-city landmarks like the King’s Palace, the National Monument and the Petronas Twin Towers. Enjoy the convenience of private transport to place like the National Mosque, Petronas Twin Towers and King’s Palace. Learn about pewter artwork at the Royal Selangor Visitor Centre and enjoy a traditional lunch all as part of this incredible tour.
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KL Hop On Hop Off Bus Pass

KL Hop On Hop Off Bus Pass

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See Kuala Lumpur's best sights and attractions with one pass that lets you visit each one at your own pace. This KL Hop On Hop Off Bus Pass allows you to get on the hop on, hop off bus for 24 or 48 hours, and ride it as it stops at some of the best places to visit in Kuala Lumpur, such as Aquaria, Karyaneka, Chinatown, the dazzling Central Market, Little India, The National Museum, Bird Park and so much more. You get to choose where you want to stop and explore by simply hopping off the bus when you've reached your desired area. And then, after you're done exploring, just hop back onto the next bus that arrives and continue on your sightseeing journey. You can get a pass for one or two days of exploration, so you can make sure you choose a schedule that fits your needs best. It's one of the best ways to get around Kuala Lumpur to see the sights!
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Full Day Kuala Lumpur Experience with 20 Attractions

Full Day Kuala Lumpur Experience with 20 Attractions

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See the best of Kuala Lumpur in a comfortable and easy going way. Malaysia’s capital and largest city. This full-day itinerary covers all the highlights, starting with Independence Square. Travel with a small group by air-conditioned vehicle to view the Petronas Twin Towers, Old Railway Station, and Royal King’s Palace (Istana Negara). Explore Batu Caves and end with shopping opportunities at the Royal Selangor Pewter Factory and a batik center. Discover Kuala Lumpur’s top attractions on a full-day sightseeing tour.
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Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Kuala Lumpur Private Tour

Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Kuala Lumpur Private Tour

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Discover the multicultural hub of Kuala Lumpur on a private half-day tour. Discover hidden gems in Chinatown and visit iconic landmarks like the Railway Station and Petronas Twin Towers. Hear local stories from your personal guide and taste delicious food along the way. Then enjoy lunch (own expense) and a Canopy Walk at KL Forest Eco Park.
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Kuala Lumpur by Night Tour with KL Tower Ticket

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The Private Tour in Kuala Lumpur The Garden City of Light This Tour offer you an insight into the old & new, starting see Kuala Lumpur alive after sunset, visit the famous night bazaar of China Town for bargains and sights. Sri Maha Mariamman Temple is the famous hindu temple around town. The Sultan Abdul Samad Building is located in front of the Dataran Merdeka (Independence Square) and the Royal Selangor Club, by Jalan Raja Laut in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Next, to the Kuala Lumpur Tower, one of the tallest in the world - 421m, here you can observe the awesome skyline of the KL city at night. After that, transfer to Petronas Twin Tower, Kuala Lumpur, world's tallest twin building.  
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Discover The Best of Kuala Lumpur by Night

Discover The Best of Kuala Lumpur by Night

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See the illuminated sights of Kuala Lumpur at night on this 3-hour sightseeing tour that showcases Malaysia’s top attraction after the sun sets. - Visit the famous Petaling Street night market in Chinatown. - See the oldest Hindu temple in Malaysia at the Sri Mahamariamman Temple. - Visit one of the world´s top 10 waterfront districts - Admire the unforgettable moment at KLCC fountain show - Experiencing the diverse range of hawker stalls & cuisines - Energy of the bustling nightlife of central Kuala Lumpur - Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
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Special Kuala Lumpur Night Tour (Private)

Special Kuala Lumpur Night Tour (Private)

• Visit the famous Petaling Street night market in Chinatown. • See the oldest Hindu temple in Malaysia at the Sri Mahamariamman Temple. • Visit one of the world´s top 10 waterfront districts • Admire the unforgettable moment at KLCC fountain show • Experiencing the diverse range of hawker stalls & cuisines • Energy of the bustling nightlife of central Kuala Lumpur • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
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Full-Day Kuala Lumpur (20 Attractions) Sightseeing Tour

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Visit the Petronas Twin Towers, Lake Gardens and Kuala Lumpur Railway Station; stroll through Chinatown and Little India; and explore the impressive Batu Caves. You’ll hear insider tips about the city and discover its diverse history and cultural heritage. See the best of Kuala Lumpur in a comfortable and easy going way. Discover Kuala Lumpur’s top attractions on a full-day sightseeing tour.
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Kuala Lumpur Sunset and Night tour

Kuala Lumpur Sunset and Night tour

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You will have an unforgettable experience and impression during 4 hours of cycling in 8 different areas of the inner city. It's an easy pace. All routes are made in collaboration with cycling KL. Your local guide will show you the City of Contrasts and Diversity in a safe way. High visibility by wearing orange safety vests is provided. There are stops after each 10 - 12 minutes and the excellent speaking English guide tells interesting stories about the culture and history of the capital. In case you want to have the tour in another language and/or another starting time you book the tour as a private one; you can request this by mail to info@mikebikes.my On our Dutch orange bikes with a basket you are flexible and will easily go through the back alleys. You will visit a temple and taste fruit at an old market. A delicious local brunch with drinks will also be provided. We provide 1 guide up to 6 guests and 2 guides from 7 - 12 participants.
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Kuala Lumpur Night Tour with Dinner & Cultural Dance Show

Kuala Lumpur Night Tour with Dinner & Cultural Dance Show

The Private Tour in Kuala Lumpur A touch of Malaysian way of life is the order of this fulfilling tour. The focus is on Chinatown’s night market, an ornate Hindu temple, Malay cuisine and dance show.
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This unforgettable tasting tour of Kuala Lumpur introduces you to the culturally diverse flavors of Malaysian cuisine. Let a personal guide help you sample 10 dishes that feature the Indian, Chinese, and Malay culinary influences of KL. You'll visit markets and street food stands on this 4-hour private tour.
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Discover the traditional cultures behind Kuala Lumpur skyscrapers on a half-day heritage tour exploring Malaysia’s multicultural roots. You’ll visit a clan house in Jalan Petaling, Chinatown’s pre-war landmarks, the historic Central Market, Jamek Mosque, Sultan Abdul Samad Building, Independence Square, and more, for a varied taste of the diverse traditions that make modern-day Malaysia so vibrant.
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Dinner in the Sky of Kuala Lumpur

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Enjoy dinner in an intimate setting 925 feet (282 meters) above Kuala Lumpur. This convenient service includes a tour of Chinatown in the cooler evening temperatures, and a drive past many must-see attractions, lit up at night. Dine at the Kuala Lumpur Tower, with a maximum of 15 diners, for a romantic setting and night views. Don’t worry about getting home afterwards, as you’ll be dropped at your hotel.
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Kuala Lumpur Malaysian Cultural Night Experience with Buffet Dinner

Kuala Lumpur Malaysian Cultural Night Experience with Buffet Dinner

Enjoy cooler temperatures and sparkling city lights on an evening tour of Kuala Lumpur that includes Sri Maha Mariamman Temple, Chinatown’s open-air bazaar, and a dinner show celebrating Malay cuisine and culture. A guide and coach transport make this tour a safe and convenient way to explore Kuala Lumpur at night, and an included buffet dinner introduces a wide variety of Malay foods.
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Kuala Lumpur Classic Tour

Kuala Lumpur Classic Tour

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Full Day Kuala Lumpur City Tour (20 Attractions)

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Malaysia Cultural Night Tour

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Full-Day Kuala Lumpur (20 Attractions) Sightseeing Tour

Full-Day Kuala Lumpur (20 Attractions) Sightseeing Tour

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Discover Kuala Lumpur’s top attractions on a full-day sightseeing tour. See the best of Kuala Lumpur in a comfortable and easy going way. Malaysia’s capital and largest city. This full-day itinerary covers all the highlights, starting with Independence Square. Travel with a small group by air-conditioned minivan to view the Petronas Twin Towers, Old Railway Station, and Royal King’s Palace (Istana Negara). Explore Batu Caves and end with shopping opportunities at the Royal Selangor Pewter Factory and a batik center.
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Private Kickstart Tour: Intro to Kuala Lumpur

Private Kickstart Tour: Intro to Kuala Lumpur

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After a long flight and the ride in from the airport, bustling downtown Kuala Lumpur can be a confronting experience. Take this short private tour for a Kuala Lumpur crash course. Learn about the main attractions in the central city, visit some local favorites and plan out the rest of your day. Your guide explains how to get around the city with ease and where to look for local food and unique gifts.
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Kuala Lumpur Full-Day (17 Attractions) Sightseeing Tour from Port Klang

Kuala Lumpur Full-Day (17 Attractions) Sightseeing Tour from Port Klang

Our English-speaking driver meet at the port arrival hall and proceed the tour. When disembarking in Kuala Lumpur, make effective use of the limited shore time you have with a private driver. Marvel at the impressive statues that call the Batu Caves home, then visit and stop for photos at inner-city landmarks like the King’s Palace, the National Monument and the Petronas Twin Towers. Learn about the history and culture of Malaysia as you explore the National Museum and discover the art of pewter smiting before heading back to your cruise ship. Enjoy round-trip transportation from your ship in Port Klang.
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Guided Kuala Lumpur Harmony Tour with Vegetarian Lunch

Guided Kuala Lumpur Harmony Tour with Vegetarian Lunch

Explore the rich religious culture of Malaysia’s capital city on this guided adventure. After a convenient hotel pickup, visit a range of important houses of worship—the national and Jamek mosques, Sri Maha Mariamman, Sin Sze Si Ya, and Thean Hou temples, and St. Mary’s Cathedral. Learn about their history and architecture from an informative local guide and enjoy a complimentary vegetarian meal.
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Private Evening Tour : Kuala Lumpur Famous Landmarks with KL Tower & Dinner

Private Evening Tour : Kuala Lumpur Famous Landmarks with KL Tower & Dinner

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Kuala Lumpur comes to life in the cooler hours after sunset, but navigating the bustling evening scene can be overwhelming. Soak up the city’s nightlife worry-free on an evening tour of the China Town night market, Sri Maha Mariamman Temple, Sultan Abdul Samad Building, Independence Square, Kuala Lumpur Tower, and Petronas Twin Tower, with all transport included to ensure a safe and enjoyable evening.
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Kuala Lumpur (17 Attractions) Cruise Excursion Tour

Kuala Lumpur (17 Attractions) Cruise Excursion Tour

Our English-speaking driver meet at the port arrival hall and proceed the tour. Make the most of your time at shore and discover the best that Kuala Lumpur has to offer during this full-day shore excursion. Visit key landmarks such as Batu Caves, King Palace, Independence Square, the famous Petronas Twin Towers, and much more. Learn about the history and culture of Malaysia as you explore the National Museum and discover the art of pewter smiting before heading back to your cruise ship. Explore the best of Kuala Lumpur during this full-day shore excursion See King Palace, Independence Square, and the Petronas Twin Towers. Learn about Malaysia’s history and culture at the National Museum Enjoy round-trip transportation from your ship in Port Klang.
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The Best of Kuala Lumpur Cultural & Heritage Tour

The Best of Kuala Lumpur Cultural & Heritage Tour

Discover Kuala Lumpur's rich historical heritage, age-old traditions, peculiar customs and more on the half day Culture and Heritage Tour. Experience a diverse mix of cultures that make Kuala Lumpur the exciting and versatile city that it is and peek into its intricate and exciting past. On this tour, you will get to visit one of the largest and oldest Buddhist temples in Malaysia, the oldest Hindu Temple in Kuala Lumpur as well as the city's oldest Taoist temple, Sze Yeh Temple. Swing by the Kuala Lumpur Central Market and explore the bustling Chinatown, the perfect place to polish your bargaining skills. - Dive into history and tradition of Kuala Lumpur, getting to know the city's unique mixed background - Visit Kuala Lumpur's oldest Buddhist, Hindu and Taoist temples - Shop till you drop at the Central Market and Chinatown - Watch how Kuala Lumpur's many cultures, religions and traditions co-exist peacefully within a step of each other
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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What are Sri Mahamariamman Temple hours of operation?
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Sri Mahamariamman Temple hours of operation: Sun–Thurs 6am–8:30pm; Fri 6am–9:30pm; Sat 6am–9pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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