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Wat Chayamangkalaram, George Town

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Visit the Buddhist temple Wat Chayamangkalaram to admire its characteristically Thai design. Built in 1845 on land given by Queen Victoria as a gesture of goodwill to encourage increased trade with Thailand, the temple houses the third-largest reclining Buddha statue in the world, measuring 33 m (108 ft) in length. Walk past the flowing dragon statues at the entrance, and admire the idiosyncrasies of traditional Thai patterns and architecture on display throughout the temple. Legend has it that the first monk here was a big fan of laksa (spicy noodle soup): you will notice bowls of the local speciality laid as an offering at his shrine. To visit Wat Chayamangkalaram on your holiday in George Town, and find out what else George Town has to offer, use our George Town tourist route planner.
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  • Thai Buddhist Temple. One of the largest Reclining Buddha statue in the world. Beautiful and colorful temple grounds.  more »
  • This place is not a pretty big place and not a small too.You could spend 45 minutes in this place just for sightseeing Pretty well maintained and also a quite and calm place  more »
  • The largest reclining Buddha! This does not take long to view, but spend time on the grounds as they are beautiful. Sometimes there is an ice cream truck that comes by. Take advantage of that!!  more »

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