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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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  • Such a beautiful temple outside and inside. Outside many large figurines and inside well, there is this large I mean large sleeping buddha, dont forget to go behind this Buddha for more surprises. Whe...  more »
  • Go visit this temple which is famous for having one of the biggest reclining buddha. Very peaceful place to be in. Went on Vesak Day. Pop by this temple as it is also opppsite the famous burmese templ...  more »
  • The front of the temple is amazing with elaborate and colourful statues guarding the entrance to the reclining Buddha which I was informed is the fourth largest in the world. Wonderful reclining Buddh...  more »