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Snake Temple

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Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah | Bayan Lepas Industrial Park, 11900, Malaysia
+60 4-643 7273
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“pit vipers” (21 reviews)
“king cobra” (15 reviews)
“small temple” (9 reviews)
Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah | Bayan Lepas Industrial Park, 11900, Malaysia
+60 4-643 7273
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Reviewed 3 days ago

What is interesting about this place is what it USED TO be rather than so much of what it is now. The temple is relatively small and right amongst a concrete jungle rather than the actual jungle where it was originally. Our driver explained to...More

Thank Jonathan J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can see the snakes before you go into the paid section of the Snake Temple. They are in the trees and rafters. You can have your picture taken with a HUGE snake wrapped around you!

Thank Nancy B
Reviewed 18 September 2017

This place is definitely worth seeing. However, they are trying to make it a commercial tourist venue by selling trinkets and charging 40 ringgit for a photo with a snake which took away from the spiritual aspect of the temple. There weren't any people praying...More

Thank Fleur W
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

I was excited when seeing first three snakes hanging on the alta of the temple. The impression just exploded when i saw hundred of them rolling on the tree behind the temple. Then i was frozen when the man put that big python and some...More

Thank Ngocanh252
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Worth a visit only if you are staying near the airport or to drop in on your way to the airport. Small temple without the snakes would be very boring. Some beautiful pythons, which you can have your photo taken with at a price and...More

Thank Shane D
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Interesting place. I found the snake exhibite in the grounds to be ineteresting with all types of cobras and venomous snakes for a few ringgitt. The temple itself was fine and my son had photos with snakes on his head etc. Worth a visit.

1  Thank neamman
Reviewed 13 August 2017

It is a small Chinese Buddhist temple in Bayan Lepas, near Penang Airport. It was built in 1850 by monk Chor Soo Kong, who legend has it, gave sanctuary to snakes there. There are two large snakes you can pay to pose with for photos,...More

1  Thank Sivalingamsingapore
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Entered with apprehension not knowing where the snakes may be lurking! Pit vipers-- deadly poisonous! Found them everywhere---- on the trees, on the pedestal, on top of the curtain holders! The amazing thing was that they appeared so tame and docile, almost like pets!

Thank Ashok K
Reviewed 11 August 2017

There are some snakes in the temple but it is not as many as I imagine. You would find lots more snakes on the tree in the back of the temple. Well camouflaged in the tree so you have to look carefully to find them.

Thank JSeng
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

This place is good to take pictures with sinkes definitely you will scare for first moment but after few seconds will goes.

Thank Nagdawi
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