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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 sleeping Buddha evening until five o'clock. Please note that. Across from the temple at 6:00 I think it was far. Click here for a standing Buddha. This is big, too. At the entrance to beg. Thailand? The glitter at Tinseltown.
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  • This Thai temple Is located opposite the Burmese temple so it makes sense to combine the two into one visit. It's situated not that far from Plaza Gurney so if you're using public transport, the 102 P...  more »
  • An amazing experience if you are reflecting on what diversity means in this world. Stand back or sit if you must and ponder. Lorong Burma is off Burma Road but that not that difficult to locate. Wonde...  more »