Lian Hua San Temple, Miri

What? Taoist Temple

Where? Miri, Sarawak

Ratings ** If you have some extra time left after visiting the national parks, you should go to this temple. This is the best in Miri.

Lost Ratings *** Supposed to be popular with tourist groups, but if you go there early in the morning, you’ll be the only visitor there.

dragon mural

dragon mural

The Lian Hua San Temple is one of the more worthwhile places to visit on a Miri city tour. Located in Krokop, a short bus ride away from the town centre. this temple is reputedly the largest Taoist temple in South East Asia. The construction of the temple started in 1999 and took 3 years to complete. It was officially opened on 28th March 2002. The whole building costs RM10 million, and the arch at the entrance alone costs RM500,000.

Unlike most Chinese temples in Malaysia, which are Buddhist temples and has statues of Buddha, this is a Taoist temple and the three deities in the temple are Guan-di, Zhang-fei and Lui-bei.

Getting there: Take a bus heading to Krokop from the Miri bus station next to the Tourist Information Centre. Let the driver know where you want to get off.

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