Sze Ya Temple or Sin Sze Si Ya Temple also well known as [Yap Ah Loy]'s temple is one buildings or monuments that remind people of the trials and tribulations that Yap Ah Loy faced during the early history of Kuala Lumpur. Sze Ya Temple was built in honour of the famous Kapitan Shin Kap of Sungei Ujong (present day Seremban) whom Yap Ah Loy had worked for before and during the Sungei Ujong conflict in 1859. The site of the temple was chosen after a Chinese medium was consulted, a deity possessed and spoke through the medium, and promised prosperity and wealth if a temple were built on the here. Following feng shui principles, Sze Ya Temple is set at an angle to Jalan Tun HS Lee and Lebuh Pudu. As a result of this orientation, the Temple is tucked behind the shophouses and is visually obscured. The temple comprises a main hall and two side halls. In the main hall, the statues of Sin Sze Ya and Si Sze Ya are placed on the central altar. An altar to [Yap Ah Loy] with his photograph is on the left. Sze Ya Temple is located at 14A Lebuh Pudu, Kuala Lumpur 50050. Sze Ya Temple opens daily from 8am to 6pm. Sze Ya Temple is on Tun Hs Lee, J; is on Cheng Lock, J; is on Hang Kasturi, J; is on Pudu, Lbh; is near Medan Pasar, J; is near Petaling, J; is near Hang Lekir, J; is near Pasar Besar, Lbh; Sze Ya Temple is geographically located at latitude(3.1455 degrees) 3° 8' 43" North of the Equator and longitude (101.6964 degrees) 101° 41' 47" East of the Prime Meridian on the Map of Kuala Lumpur.
The locations related to Sze Ya Temple are represented by the line of sight between two points and may not be nearest by road. For example, Sze Ya Temple is located 63 metres from Shophouses along Jalan Hang Kasturi. Sze Ya Temple is located 69 metres from Central Market. Sze Ya Temple is located 75 metres from Winsin Hotel Chinatown. Sze Ya Temple is located 79 metres from Bangunan Bank Simpanan. Sze Ya Temple is located 105 metres from Wisma Wai Kuan.
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|Shophouses along Jalan Hang Kasturi is located 0.1 Kilometres away from Sze Ya Temple. Shophouses along Jalan Hang Kasturi - 1 Photo(s) Featured.|
|Central Market is located 0.1 Kilometres away from Sze Ya Temple. Central Market - 1 Photo(s) Featured.|
|Winsin Hotel Chinatown is located 0.1 Kilometres away from Sze Ya Temple. Winsin Hotel Chinatown - 1 Photo(s) Featured.|
Winsin Hotel Chinatown 0.1km, Dragon Inn 0.2km, Swiss Inn 0.3km, are places to stay (hotel, service apartment, inn) located near Sze Ya Temple.
Central Market 0.1km, Kotaraya 0.2km, Petaling Street Bazaar 0.3km, are places to shop (shopping mall, shop houses) located near Sze Ya Temple.
Shophouses along Jalan Hang Kasturi 0.1km, Market Square 0.2km, National Historical Muzium 0.4km, are places of interest (attraction) located near Sze Ya Temple.
SMK Confucian 0.4km, SEGi College KL 0.4km, Methodist Boys' School Kuala Lumpur 0.5km, are places of learning (school, college, university) located near Sze Ya Temple.
Dataran Merdeka 0.4km, Small City Park 0.6km, KL Lake Gardens 1km, are parks, playgrounds, open fields or commons located near Sze Ya Temple.
Sze Ya Temple