Langkawi Thean Hou Temple

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February 20th 2022
Published: July 23rd 2022
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Sunday walk around the Thean Hou Temple, although opened now for a couple of years I had never visited.... followed by a bit of a road trip to some new signs in Langkawi. Nice Sunday out.

Thean Hou Temple is a major Chinese temple in Langkawi. This is the newest and biggest Chinese temple on the island. The temple was only completed in late 2017. It was built for the veneration of Mazu, the Chinese sea goddess, who is known by various names and titles including Queen/Empress of Heaven. The temple, sits at the top of a flight of grand staircase, with a grand porch and a prayer hall.

The temple has colourful porcelain pieces, prancing dragons, door gods and pheonix depicted on the walls, it is all very colourful and very impressive and the caretakers were extremely friendly pointing out many things. I enjoyed the statues at the bottom particularly the one depicting the year of the Pig which is my year.

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