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Address: Kampung Muara Tebas, Kuching, Malaysia

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Very nice temple with a view

This temple is really out of town, But the view from the top is really fantastic. The walk up is high and it is normally pack during the 1st & 15th day of the Chinese calendar... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 November 2016
Kuching, Malaysia
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Hawks Nest, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Once you have visited a few hundred temples or so it becomes a bit too familiar and same same! This is a nice little temple in Kuching with a colourful exterior and inside is the same as almost al other temples you have been to.

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Relaxing and peaceful. This is quite a small temple in terms of land but really beautiful. There's also a good bar slightly further on down the road that sells Tiger beer on draft ;)

Thank Jennifer L
Kuching, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

This temple is really out of town, But the view from the top is really fantastic. The walk up is high and it is normally pack during the 1st & 15th day of the Chinese calendar, parking is difficult and it is in a Malay kampong area

Thank AChee74
Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Impressive, well-kept temple overlooking bay. Near to local seafood restaurants. Plenty of shade available. No admission fee. Parking space limited.

Thank 207aja
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

you can see this place very close to the market on the river side it is in the back location is good

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Not easy to get to even for the locals, as there are hardly any road signs. Once you arrive the local Malays direct you to a parking spot on the road and for that will demand Rm5 (£1). The temple is located on the top of the hill and offers great views of the sea. There are 2 seafood restaurants... More 

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Sarawak, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

One things that that impressed me was Chinese Buddhist devotees/worshippers and Malay folks’ racial harmony and religious respect. For example, the Malay folks welcomed the presence of Buddhist devotees/worshippers through showing the ways and greeted Buddhist devotees when they needed to drive through Malays’ fishing village to reach Chin San Yen/Green Hill Temple. Other good example was the Malays’ Village... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

Its a long hike up the steep stairs but the view is awesome. Temple is well maintained and colourful.

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

A beautiful Chinese temple. Words cannot describe the fabulous aromas from the incense as you ascend the steps. A living, breathing and very real place for the +800,000 Chinese population of Kuching.

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Sciez, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

Very typical and not partiularly inspiring. Maybe for those who have not visited many Asian countries, but it has no special attraction.

Thank Felicity L

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