Sri Mahamariamman Temple Tours and Tickets
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.
Tours and Tickets to Experience Sri Mahamariamman Temple
- Chan See Shu Yuen Temple
- Petaling Street Market
- Kuala Lumpur Chinatown
- Central Market (Pasar Seni)
- Jamek Mosque (Masjid Jamek)
- Illusion 3D Art Museum
- Kuala Lumpur Railway Station
- Kuala Lumpur City Gallery
- National Mosque of Malaysia (Masjid Negara)
- Merdeka Square (Dataran Merdeka)
- Sultan Abdul Samad Building (Bangunan Sultan Abdul Samad)
- Jalan Masjid India Night Market
- Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia
- Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park
- Port Klang (Kuala Lumpur Cruise Port)