Kuil Seen Hock Yeen (Chinese Temple)

Can you believe that it has been ten days since my last post? Wow, time surely flies.

Today’s post is about Kuil Seen Hock Yeen, a Chinese temple in Chemor, Perak. These photos were actually shot on 20th April, 2009, way before the weekend of Mahakala and King Gesar dances. I just couldn’t seem to sit down long enough to string my thoughts into a coherent post, until now. Anyway, less talk more photos.

Kuil Seen Hock Yeen is a local tourist attraction with tour groups coming from around Perak and as far north as Kedah and Perlis. If you are interested to visit this Chinese temple, it is best to do so on Friday, Saturday or Sunday so that you could join these groups of tourists to tour the temple. Someone would be on hand to introduce the temple, its history and explain the deities and features of the temple.

If you have been to the Thean Hou temple in Kuala Lumpur where there are large attractions in the form of the twelve animals in the Chinese horoscope, including Nemo, here in Seen Hock Yeen Chinese temple, you can find something similar. This golden dog is only one of the twelve animals from the Chinese horoscope erected in the grounds of the temple.

I understand that Seen Hock Yeen temple is still in the midst of expansion and they are continuously seeking public donations to help realize their dream. What they have now is just part of a larger plan.

If you would like to make a visit to the temple, the address is:

Kuil Seen Hock Yeen
1 1/2 km, Railway Station Road,
Kampung Cik Zainal Tambahan 1,
31200 Chemor,
Perak, Malaysia.With love

P/S: A reader wrote in asking for directions to the temple from Penang.

Coming from Penang, after Kuala Kangsar and Changkat Jering tunnel, when you come to the former Jelapang toll gate, turn left towards Chemor.

Go straight for about 10km until you reach Chemor town. Turn left and drive for about 0.5km until you come to the first traffic light. Turn left until you pass the KTM overhead bridge.

Immediately after the KTM overhead bridge, turn left and go straight for about 3km. You will see the temple on your right.

Please note that tours of the temple will only be conducted on Saturdays and Sundays.

12 thoughts on “Kuil Seen Hock Yeen (Chinese Temple)

  1. Hi Joey,

    Sorry, I can’t read Chinese so let me reply in English.

    From the North-South highway, come out from the 3rd exit before Jelapang toll. Enter Jalan Kuala Kangsar, under the highway, turn right to go to Chemor for about 10km.

    Upon reaching Chemor town, drive towards Sungai Siput. At the second traffic light, turn right and go under the railway overhead bridge.

    Immediately after the bridge, turn left and go straight about 3km. You will be able to see the temple.

    I checked the location and the approximate co-ordinates are 4.726048, 101.125717. Do note that this is not 100% accurate.

    Alternatively, you can ask any Chinese person when you have reached Chemor town. This temple is a famous tourist spot so the locals should know.

  2. Head to Chemor town. After Chemor town, turn right after the traffic lights to towards Tanah Hitam.

    Drive 500 metres and immediately after the overhead railway tracks, turn left.

    Travel straight about 3 km, you will be able to see Seen Hock Yeen temple.

  3. Hi !

    What about coming from KL using the PLUS highway ? Do I exit the Jelapang toll ?.
    Pls guide me from the PLUS highway.

    Thank you.

    Best regards

  4. From Kuala Lumpur, exit Jelapang toll traffic lights and turn right. Drive approx. 10km towards Chemor town traffic lights.

    Turn left and drive until end of Chemor town traffic lights.

    Turn right to Tanah Hitam, drive about 180m and go under overhead bridge. Immediately turn left and proceed 1km and you can see the temple on your right.

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