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Thai Buddhist Chetawan Temple, PJ
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Address: Jalan Pantai 9/7, off Jalan Gasing, Seksyen 9, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Postcode (Poskod): 46000 Petaling Jaya
Tel: +603 7955 2443
Area: Section 9, Petaling Jaya, Selangor (Sel / D.E.)
Jurisdiction: Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya - MBPJ (formerly MPPJ) (See Local Govt)

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Directions: The temple is visible as you drive along lower Jalan Gasing. It is opposite the La Salle School.

Info / Insights: Plans for the Thai Buddhist Chetawan Temple in Petaling Jaya was first conceived in 1956. Without the motivation of a by-election, the then Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman gave a government grant of RM 100,000 in 1957. Construction was finally completed in 1962 and a "Raising The 'Chor Fah" ceremony was officiated by His Majesty King Bhumiphol of Thailand. The King was accompanied by his wife, Her Majesty Queen Sirikit.

Today, a Bodhi tree stands on the grounds, surrounded by the two main temple buildings. With intricate carvings and signature Thai architecture, the Chetawan Temple remains one of the few royal sponsored temples outside of Thailand. The current Chief Abbot of the PJ Thai Chetawan Temple is the Venerable Phrakhru Sophitchariyaphorn. By coincidence, he was born in the same year the temple was built, to a farming family in Kedah.

Some of the festivals or celebrations observed at the Chetawan Temple include Vesak or Visakha Puja (Buddha Day), Dhamma Day, Loy Krathong and Songkran (Water Festival). The temple is also popularly referred to as the PJ Thai Temple.

See Also: Buddhist Maha Vihara Temple, Brickfields | Dong Zen Temple, Jenjarom

Additional Pics: EPTAS: Wesak Day Prayers & Celebrations 2004

Nearby Landmarks: First Baptist Church - FBC (1), La Salle School PJ (2), Assunta Girls' School (3)

Surroundings Places: Kedai Makanan Raju (4), Lotus Family Restaurant (5), Wisma Perkeso Petaling Jaya (6), PJ Nursing Home PJNH - Pusat Jagaan Orang Tua (7), MARES - Malaysian Amateur Radio Emergency Service Society (9), Petaling Jaya Seventh-Day Adventist Church (10), Wisma Yan (11), Wisma IEM - Maktab Kerjasama Malaysia MKM (12), MBPJ Multi-Storey Car Park Kompleks A (13), MBPJ Multi-Storey Car Park Kompleks C & Food Court (14), Hotel Newton PJ (15), Kedai Tenaga PJ - TNB Shop (16), TMpoint (17), Menara Choy Fook On (18), Dewan Sivik - Civic Centre PJ (19), Bagunan Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya (20), Laman MBPJ (21), Balai Bomba & Penyelamat Seksyen 7, Petaling Jaya (22), Wisma IJM Annex (23), Wisma IJM (24),

Restoran Lotus State & State Cinema (25), Menara MBPJ - PJ New Town (26), Saito College PJ (27), Restoran South Pacific Seafood (28), HSBC (29), Menara PKNS (30), Ibu Pejabat Polis Daerah Petaling Jaya (31), Balai Polis Petaling Jaya (32), Balai Polis Cawangan Trafik Petaling Jaya Traffic Police Station (33), PJ De Inn (34), PJ 8 Avenue (35), PJ8 - Office, Retail & Service Suites (36), Victoria Station Steak House (37), Victoria Station Steak House & Sri Thai Restaurant (37), Wisma Thrifty - Courts & Giant (38), PJ College Of Art & Design PJCAD & Restoran Syed (39), Wisma MCIS Zurich Insurance (40), Stamford College (41), Petaling Jaya Hilton (42),

Quattro West (formerly Nestle House) (43), Pusat Biosekuriti Perikanan (44), Kompleks Makmal Jabatan Perkhidmatan Haiwan (45), Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan - JPJ Petaling Jaya (46), Taman Jaya Putra LRT Station (47), Hotel Singgahsana (48), Kompleks Mahkamah Petaling Jaya - PJ Court Complex (49), Jabatan Kajicuaca - Meteorological Department (50), Jabatan Kimia Malaysia (51), Bangunan Persekutuan Petaling Jaya (52), Pejabat Pos Petaling Jaya - Post Office (53), Bangunan PKNS - Jabatan Pendaftaran Negara JPN Petaling Jaya (54), PKNS PJ (55),

Perbadanan Prodktiviti Malaysia - Malaysia Productivity Corporation MPC (formerly NPC) (56), Hotel & Tourism School - Sekolah Hotel & Pelancongan - Institut Teknologi Tun Abdul Razak (ITTAR) (57), Kelab Syabas Swimming Pool (58), Shah's Village Hotel (59), PJ Club - Kelab PJ (60), A & W Drive-In PJ (61), Dataran Petaling Jaya (62), Assunta Hospital (63), Assumption Catholic Church PJ (64), Asia Jaya Complex & Armada Hotel (65)
(use zoom and navigation buttons on top left of map to explore)

Surrounding Roads: Jalan Gasing, Jalan Yong Shook Lin, Jalan Sultan, Lorong Sultan, Jalan Changgai, Jalan Selangor, Jalan Penchala, Jalan Barat, persiaran Barat, Jalan Tinggi 6/12, Jalan Cawan, Jalan Templer, Jalan Timur, Lorong Timur, Jalan Chantek, Jalan Produktiviti, Federal Highway, Taman Jaya, PJ State (PJ New Town), Seksyen 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 52 Petaling Jaya

Nearby Hotels: Hotel Newton PJ (15), PJ De Inn (34), Petaling Jaya Hilton (42), Hotel Singgahsana (48), Shah's Village Hotel (59), Armada Hotel (65)
(For telephone contact, full address & web site of individual hotel, see our Hotel Listings)

Nearest Train Station: Taman Jaya LRT Station (47)
Nearest Police Station: Balai Polis Petaling Jaya (32), Tel: 03 7966 2222
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GPS Coordinates & Position: N3 06.150 E101 39.092

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