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Penang ~ Temples & Wats

Sights & Visits Old City • Other Places • Shop & Dine  • Temples & Wats Penang Map

  • Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram • Nattukkotai Temple •
• Kuan Yin Teng Temple  (Goddess of Mercy Temple) • Kek Lok Si Temple •
• Snake Temple • Dharmikarama Burmese Temple • Sri Mariamman Temple •




Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram
The Buddhist of Thai architecture houses a 33 meter gold-plated reclining Buddha said to be one of the longest in the world. Behind the statue are pigeon-holes in which are housed countless urns containing the ashes of devotees. A pair of serpents’ links the balustrades at the entrance to the interior of the temple, and inside are many statues covered with gold leaves.
Location: Lorong Burma



Nattukkotai Temple
This temple, dedicated to the deity, Lord Subramaniam is featured prominently during the annual Thaipusam festival.
Location: Jalan Kebun Bunga.




Kuan Yin Teng Temple  (Goddess of Mercy Temple)
Early immigrant settlers from China built one of the oldest Chinese temples in Penang, the Kuan Yin Teng or the Goddess of Mercy Temple in 1800. The building is decorated with intricately crafted dragons and stone lions.

The temple is flocked by worshippers especially during the Goddess’ celebrations in March and October. During this time, puppet shows are
staged in the temple grounds.
Location: Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling


Kek Lok Si Temple
One of the finest Buddhist temples in South East Asia and the biggest Buddhist temple in Malaysia, it stands majestically on the hill. Taking more than 20 years to build, the temple is set in beautiful scenic surroundings.

It features gardens, a turtle pond, shrines and beautiful sculptures. The entrance at the foot of the hill takes visitors up 193 steps lined with stalls selling all manner of handicrafts and bric-a-brac. The temple features the beautifully crafted 30-meter high “Pagoda of Ten Thousand Buddha’s”.
 
Location: Air Hitam.


Snake Temple
Built in 1850 and dedicated to the deity Chor Soo Kong, it is a sanctuary for pit vipers said to be the servants of the deity. These poisonous snakes are thought rendered harmless by the smoke of the burning incense. However the number of snakes in the temple has declined over the years.
Location: 3.5Km from the Penang International Airport.


Dharmikarama Burmese Temple
A pair of elephants guards the entrance to this Burmese temple. Within the pagoda grounds is a Boddhi tree and a wishing pond. It is the scene of many festivities during the water festival in April.
Location: Lorong Burma


Sri Mariamman Temple
Built in 1883, this temple housed within its ornately decorated interior is the priceless statue of Lord Subramaniam, embellished with gold, silver, diamonds and emeralds.
Location: Lebuh Queen



 

 

 

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