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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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  • interesting angle for photo shot, beautiful candles and golden goddes for a touch of blessing. Great color of sleeping buddha and a colorful entrance dragon! 
  • Dianjurkan berkunjung di pagi hari, masih sepi. Di hall vihara terdapat patung budha sedang berbaring yang besar. 
  • Is a Buddhist temple in Thailand. A huge reclining Buddha in gold foil at 33 meters in length, face and hands and feet is flesh-colored. Small Buddha statues enshrined in front of this Buddha is as Buddha images in Thailand, put gold leaf worshippers, as you wish. There are a variety of religious institutions around the temple, I felt the ethnic and cultural diversity.
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