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Wat Chayamangkalaram

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Address: Lorong Burma, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
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Thai Buddhist Temple with Reclining Buddha statue

It was a great visit that I had with my Mother. You can pray (especially if you're a Buddhist) or take beautiful pictures in the complex of this temple. This place is particularly... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Ricky S
Bandung, Indonesia
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George Town, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is a Burmese Buddhist temple. It is opposite and quite different from the Thai Buddhist temple which has one of the largest sleeping Buddha statue inside. It is a very interesting comparatively small temple, with paintings of Buddha's life story along the sides of the corridor towards the older part of the temple building. There is a fish pond,... More 

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Bandung, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was a great visit that I had with my Mother. You can pray (especially if you're a Buddhist) or take beautiful pictures in the complex of this temple. This place is particularly famous for the reclining Buddha statue. It is clean and well kept. Try visit in the morning, when it's not so crowded.

Thank Ricky S
Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This Thai Buddhist temple is right across the Burmese Buddhist Temple. You can go inside the temple from 9am to 5pm. If you come after 5pm you can still take pictures around the perimeter.

Thank thevacationtrip
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is definitely worth visiting this golden temple, located opposite another Burmese temple. I went in the early morning, when incense wafted and bells chimed gently.

Thank Jade H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The temple is a small depiction of a typical Thai temple. There are several pavilions including one with a sleeping Buddha.

Thank tedster074
Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots to see in this temple, there are loads of statues including a reclining Buddha all set in beautiful gardens. well worth a visit although there is not much information available

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Wilton, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped at this Thai Temple first, we were enthralled by the thought of seeing this reclining Buddha. It does not disappoint. We actually walked around and saw all the other shrines on the compound before entering the main hall. The 40' Pagoda can be seen from the main street above other buildings, leading you to the Temple. Faithful bring... More 

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Coquitlam, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you've been to Wat Pho in Bangkok, you'll see that the reclining Buddha of this temple "doesn't quite compare" to the one at that temple in size & "grandeur" although I can't recall that one well enough to make a comparison in "quantitative terms" between the two Buddhas. I was impressed though right outside the main temple building by... More 

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Brigg, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lot of temples in a small area, they are all different and worth a visit. Very colourful and bright although some of the exhibits need a bit of TLC and a coat of paint. Worth a visit.

Thank Kep70
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

This temple was great. There's a massive reclining (laid down) buddha inside. We also got a coconut ice cream on the grounds. Authentic. The Burmese temple across the road is pretty cool too.

Thank Mrs_Fer

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