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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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  • This traditional Thai Buddhist Temple features the 4th largest reclining Buddha in the world complete with painted nails :) I've never seen anything like it ever. Worth a visit! 
  • Entrance is free. All the places where you can't wear shoes are clearly marked in English. The main buddha is impressive, but there are many smaller statues and other smaller structures to enjoy as we...  more »
  • Grounds are airy and feels good on a sunny day. You can see amateur, even Thailand and China are integrated. Reclining Buddha in the temple's main hall is 33 meters there, I was overwhelmed.
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