The six-tier Thean Hou Temple in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, was built by the Hainanese in the late 1980s. It’s one of the largest and most ornate Chinese temples in Southeast Asia; the colorful religious motifs blend elements of Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism. Perched atop Robson Hill, the temple’s highest floor offers a sweeping view of KL and a great lookout point for sunsets. There’s even a Chinese zodiac sculpture garden out front and a small hawker center in the basement. Super-photogenic + good for people watching + surprisingly peaceful = win-win. Entry is free but donations are welcome.
65, Persiaran Endah, Taman Persiaran Desa, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; +60–3-2274-7088.