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Snake Temple, Penang

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Visit the unusual Snake Temple, where venomous pit vipers breed, slither freely, and lazily hang on the branches of potted trees. Although the locals believe the sacred incense smoke hanging in the air renders the vipers harmless, they take the extra precaution of devenoming the snakes. Pose for pictures with a Burmese python and take a tour of the snake farm, where monks breed a wide variety of serpents. This temple was built around 1850 in memory of the Buddhist monk Qingshui, a benevolent man who allegedly gave shelter to serpents of the jungle. Add Snake Temple to your Perai travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Perai trip planning app .
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  • I am embroncado by the loss of time. Horrible everything, if you reach to see a snake in the enclosed garden you can feel lucky. A great business. I can not recommend it
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  • It was a 50mins Drive from George Town . So it wasn’t very worth it to drive all the way just to see a few sleeping snakes being drowsy from the incense , as well as a snake rearing garden . But the t...  more »
  • Then Snake Temple is located in Southwest Penang Island. The temple was built about 1850 in memory of a Buddhist monk. It is home to a variety of pit vipers. Pretty much a nondescript temple other tha...  more »
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  • Totally out of the blue I found this temple in Penang, while riding around the island by bike. The location is somewhat unexpected for a place like this, but I was quite impressed once I was inside. The snake farm is quite interesting too, just a shame some snakes need to live in way too small enclosures.
  • The famous snake temple is a popular tourist spot near the International Airport. There are two rows of souvenir shops on both sides leading up to the temple. The temple has green pit vipers as it's patron. There is also a snake Museum by the side displaying a range of different snakes and there are snake shows at designated times
  • The fact that it is free entry makes it more attractive. You get to see number of interesing snakes if you look closely on the tree branches. Its a place worth visiting if you're enroute to the airport and have time to spare.
  • Good for 30 min walk , value gift shops outside,with a 100 ringet you can do wonders, you can also take a photo w a snake if you like but I don't think the snakes like it , theres a small snake show room as well with very lethal snakes to show,but still they can work on providing better habitat for the snakes
  • Used to be better now they charge rm 40 for pictures and used to have more snakes
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