Nu Sentral – Main Attraction and Things

Nu Sentral – Main Attraction and Things

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One of the newest additions in recent years, Nu Sentral serves as a gateway connecting the new and the old in Brickfields. It is also linked to KL Sentral, a major public transport hub in the city. This shopping mall provides everything for the modern day traveller, from clothing shops, drug stores, and bookstores to a supermarket, restaurants and cinema.

More commonly known as Little India, Brickfields is a juxtaposition of new and old. Modern high-rise buildings co-exist with colonial and village-style houses suspended in time. From shopping for traditional Indian goods to historically rich temples, Brickfields is worth a full day of exploration.

Sri Kandaswamy Kovil Temple

Fondly known as Scott Road temple, Sri Kandaswamy Kovil is a Saivite style temple that has been around for over 100 years. The temple’s residing deity is Sri Shakthi Vel Peruman. Many other deities are installed at the temple as well, including Lord Shamugar. Sri Kandaswamy Kovil is elegant with its soaring towers, golden domes, well-decorated halls, majestic pillars and intricate sculptural works. Photography is not allowed in the temple, but visitors can take shots of its beautiful ornate exterior. The gopuram (entrance gate), is a sight to be behold with more than hundreds of carvings of Hindu deities.

Buddhist Maha Vihara

Within walking distance of KL Sentral Station, Buddhist Maha Vihara is a temple that practices the Sri Lankan Theravada Buddhist tradition. Nestled in residential area, the temple is away from the main streets and exudes a peaceful atmosphere for its devotees. Inside the rusty-red and white shrine, you will find impressive reclining Buddha statues, high ceilings and ornate fixtures. Drop by on a weekday when there is lesser crowds, to fully take in the spiritual atmosphere at Budhiist Maha Vihara.