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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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  • The plant is fairly centrally located in Georgetown. It is nice to look at, and invites you to linger. A huge reclining Buddha can be seen. If you're local, you should look over here, too.
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  • Burmese Buddhist temple and side by side, so look at the same time is possible. We not feel too appreciate sleeping Buddha covered with gold leaf, on the other side of this Buddha statue has become a where the ashes of the old ones being paid beautiful URN, names and photos and records of his life was documented on the surface of the glass. New ones is a smoked-glass and opaque, covered urns do not see like it was. Here was visited by King of Thailand because Thailand Temple passed away recently, able to see anything written in that case.
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  • This is a great temple with excellent architecture. It shows various stages of life of Buddha in great detail.