Thean Hou Temple is one of the largest temples in KL and during the Chinese new year it was quite spectacularly lit up with hundreds of lanterns.
It really is impressive to look at, it’s built on hill so becomes even better once you go up a few flights of stairs and check out the view overlooking the city. Down at the bottom they had many specially crafted lanterns displays showing old stories and their important moral messages.
Inside you’ll find people crowding around smaller shines to different gods such as love or prosperity etc. I chose to head over and pray to the God of love – Yue Xia Lao Ren. According to legend Lao draws people together with an invisible red thread that connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place or circumstance.
After you pray you can step up, make a donation and take a piece of red thread as a bracelet.