Three major religions reach a confluence in Kuala Lumpur: Buddhism, Hinduism and Islam. Over the course or our time in KL, Stéphane and I made a point to expose ourselves to all three of them. In the “Chinatown” neighborhood, we sought out Sri Mahamariamman Temple, a Hindu temple that is open to visitors and exhibits the magnificently intricate ziggurat-style roof.
Second, and practically across the street, was a Buddhist temple that looked inviting. There were brilliant red dragons outside, and inside a smoky haze of incense and fires. People were actively praying (whereas the Hindu temple was empty!) and we didn’t stay too long. Stéphane didn’t even go inside.
The day after these trips, as we were exploring KLCC, we also checked out the As Syakirin Mosque. After shedding our shoes and donning robes, we were allowed to walk throughout the space. I took only a couple photographs.