8 Buddhist Temples in Malaysia that you should visit - With photos & details

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8 Buddhist Temples to explore in Malaysia

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Buddhist Temple Wat Buppharam8, Jalan Perak, Pulau Tikus, 10350 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Wat Buppharam is a Thai temple in the Pulau Tikus suburb of George Town, Penang, Malaysia. Situated at Jalan Perak, the temple is the home to a renowned statue of Buddha, the "Lifting Buddha". The temple became a focal point for the annual Siamese Songkran and Loi Krathong festivals within the city suburb and for the city's yearly Buddha Day procession as well the Jathukarm-Ramathep-Ganesha blessing ceremonies.

Cheng Hoon Teng Temple25, Jalan Tokong, Kampung Dua, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia

Chinese temple practicing the Three Doctrinal Systems of Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism. lIt is the oldest functioning temple in Malaysia. The seven-meter red flag-pole facing the left-wing of the main prayer hall houses the remains of two of the three Kapitans who contributed to the construction of the temple.

Kek Lok Si Temple1000-L, Tingkat Lembah Ria 1, 11500 Ayer Itam, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

An important pilgrimage center for Buddhists from Southeast Asia. The main attraction in the complex is the striking seven-story Pagoda which combines a Chinese octagonal base with a middle tier of Thai design, and a Burmese crown.

Mahindarama Buddhist Temple (Theravada)2, Jalan Kampar, Taman Kampar, 10460 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Mahindarama Buddhist Temple is a Sri Lankan temple situated in Jalan Kampar of George Town of Penang in Malaysia. It is the sole and the oldest Malaysian Sri Lankans temple in the state which is also one of the few temples in Malaysia where the Buddha's relics are stored. The temple became a focal point for the Candle Lighting Day and the annual Wesak festival within the city suburb.

Puu Jih Syh Temple90000 Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia

Puu Jih Shih Temple is a Buddhist temple located at the hilltop of Tanah Merah at Sandakan Bay in Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia. It is the biggest Buddhist temple in Sandakan

Sam Poh Tong TempleKampung Gunung Rapat, 31350 Ipoh, Negeri Perak, Malaysia

The Sam Poh Tong cave temple is located at Gunung Rapat on the southern edge of Ipoh. The temple was built in a raw limestone cave in the mountains located about 5 km from the city center and follows Buddhism.

Thai Buddhist Chetawan TempleNo.24, Jalan Pantai 9/7, Seksyen 10 Petaling Jaya, 46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

Thai Buddhist Chetawan Temple also commonly referred to as Wat Chetawan is a famous Thai Buddhist temple complex in Petaling Jaya , a Malaysian city developed as a satellite city of Kuala Lumpur. This ornate building is probably the only authentic-design Thai temple in Kuala Lumpur.

Thean Hou Temple65, Persiaran Endah, Taman Persiaran Desa, 50460 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

A six-tiered temple of the Chinese sea goddess Mazu. The temple was constructed from 1981 and completed in 1987, built by Hainanese people living in Malaysia. The temple represents a successful combination of modern architectural techniques and authentic traditional design featuring imposing pillars, spectacular roofs, ornate carvings, and intricate embellishments.