Chan She Shu Yuen Temple, Kuala Lumpur

Chan She Shu Yuen Temple, Kuala Lumpur

The Chan She Shu Yuen Temple started off as the Chan She Shu Yuen Clan Association over a hundred years ago and has strong historical ties with Kuala Lumpur. It is one of the few surviving clan houses in the city of Kuala Lumpur, the house of the Yuen family. When people migrated from China to Kuala Lumpur, the Chan She Shu Yuen Clan Association was the home for those who had Chan, Chen and Tan surnames since they had ancestral ties with the Yuen. The Clan House gave the migrants initial refuge and helped them establish themselves in the city.

In the late 1890s, the Clan House began construction of a new building that was completed in 1906. Built in Chinese Baroque style on Petaling Street in the Chinatown, the construction went through many hardships which were documented. All men and materials required for the construction came from China. The result of this painstaking endeavor are beautiful carvings in wood, limestone and stone, curved ceramic glazed tiles and the Chinese motifs on the tiles of the Chan She Shu Yuen Clan Temple, as you see it today.

The worship hall, called the De Xing Hall in Chinese, honors the ancestors of the Yuen family. This beautiful temple is open from 8 am to 5 pm seven days a week and has no admission fees. So, when you plan to visit the Chinatown in Kuala Lumpur, put the Chan She Shu Yuen Temple on the must-visit list.

Want to visit this sight? Check out these Self-Guided Walking Tours in Kuala Lumpur. Alternatively, you can download the mobile app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" from iTunes App Store or Google Play. The app turns your mobile device to a personal tour guide and it works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

Download The GPSmyCity App

Download 'GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities' app for IOS   Download 'GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities' app for Android

Chan She Shu Yuen Temple on Map

Sight Name: Chan She Shu Yuen Temple
Sight Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (See walking tours in Kuala Lumpur)
Sight Type: Religious
Guide(s) Containing This Sight:

Walking Tours in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Create Your Own Walk in Kuala Lumpur

Create Your Own Walk in Kuala Lumpur

Creating your own self-guided walk in Kuala Lumpur is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Kuala Lumpur Introduction Walking Tour

Kuala Lumpur Introduction Walking Tour

Kuala Lumpur, meaning "muddy confluence" in Malay, refers to the city's birthplace at the junction of the Gombak and Klang rivers. Although some Chinese workers were involved in tin mining in the area in the 1840s, it wasn't until 1857 that a town was established here.

Two men in particular have been credited for making outsized contributions to the development of Kuala...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 Km or 1.9 Miles
Top Religious Sites

Top Religious Sites

Just as the whole of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur is a culturally diverse and tolerant city where all of the world’s major religions coexist in perfect harmony. Back in the 1800s-early 1900s, along with the large influx of laborers and merchants of different backgrounds, brought in by the British colonization, came the unique sets of faiths and religious systems: Buddhism, Taoism, Hinduism,...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 Km or 1.7 Miles
Historical Buildings Walking Tour

Historical Buildings Walking Tour

A colorful blend of colonial influences, Asian traditions and Malay Islamic inspirations, the historical architecture of Kuala Lumpur is a well known attraction in its own right. Being relatively young a city, most of Kuala Lumpur's buildings date back to the late 19th - early 20th centuries, reflecting Mughal, Tudor, Neo-Gothic or Grecian-Spanish styles. Most of these have been adapted to...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 Km or 1.6 Miles
Kuala Lumpur Shopping Tour

Kuala Lumpur Shopping Tour

Shopping is one of the top activities for those visiting Kuala Lumpur. In this vibrant city there’s something for every taste and budget, from high-end boutiques offering designer labels to the lively street markets drawing crowds with artsy finds and cheap reproductions, where cheap doesn’t necessarily mean a less enjoyable experience.

With a shopping scene as comprehensive as that of...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 Km or 2.2 Miles

Useful Travel Guides for Planning Your Trip


16 Malaysian Things to Buy as Souvenirs in Kuala Lumpur

16 Malaysian Things to Buy as Souvenirs in Kuala Lumpur

"Malaysia, Truly Asia" is what you hear en route to Malaysia. Indeed, there's practically every bit of Asia to be found here, as the country's population is made up primarily of three groups: Malay, Chinese and Indians. Quite expectedly, the diversity of Malaysian handcrafts is...