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Wat Chayamangkalaram, George Town

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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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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  • The Temple is in Pulau Tikus opposite from The Burmese Temple (also a must see place) houses the 4th longest reclining Buddha in the world (108 feet). Shoes are not allowed in and you can see lots of ...  read more »
  • In this temple the biggest procumbens Buddha: 33-34metra length. behind him the Pantheon with prahami. near padaga. Buddha statues inside the temple plastered with gold leaf polomnikami.
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  • Very thailandese style, huge reclining Buddha. Also a cemetery kind of way, with lots of characters who knows why important to the king of Thailand. The temple was created in 1845 after an allowance o...  read more »
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