Located opposite the Kuching Esplanade, the Tua Pek Kong Chinese Temple serves as the focal point of the Chinese community in Kuching. Built sometime before the nineteenth century (the temple claims 1770 as its founding year), Tua Pek Kong is the oldest Chinese temple in the city and one of the most popular, thanks to its location on a busy intersection in the center of town.
The temple is dedicated to Tua Pek Kong, a Malaysian Chinese deity worshipped as the god of prosperity. Admission is free but donations are accepted.
If possible, plan to visit the temple during one of its annual festivals, particularly the Chinese New Year celebrations, when the facility gets adorned with extensive decorations.