“T’ni Kong T’nua” is a well-known Taoist temple but it was built by a Buddhist monk. The full name of the place is ‘Phoenix Hill Long Propitious Temple Jade Emperor Altar’. The locals call it “T’ni Kong T’nua” (Hokkien) which means the Jade Emperor Altar. The exact establishment year of this temple remain a mystery but artifacts shows that the temple was build not later than 1869.
The temple’s harmonious mix of Taoism and Buddhism grand structure is the effort of the two abbot: Zen Master Shi Jing Ming(释镜明) and Zen Master Shi Guang Tong(释广通). There are also two very rare and complex artistic design of caisson ceiling in South East Asia on the main hall of the temple.
Every year, during the official birthday of the Jade Emperor(9th
day of Chinese New Year), thousand of worshippers would come and pray at this temple as it is the only temple in Northern Malaysia that honor the Jade Emperor.