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Wat Chayamangkalaram

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Address: Lorong Burma, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
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One of the biggest reclining buddha

Go visit this temple which is famous for having one of the biggest reclining buddha. Very peaceful place to be in. Went on Vesak Day. Pop by this temple as it is also opppsite the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jeannie K
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Go visit this temple which is famous for having one of the biggest reclining buddha. Very peaceful place to be in. Went on Vesak Day. Pop by this temple as it is also opppsite the famous burmese temple.

Thank Jeannie K
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The front of the temple is amazing with elaborate and colourful statues guarding the entrance to the reclining Buddha which I was informed is the fourth largest in the world. Wonderful reclining Buddha surrounded by other statues. Behind the Buddha are smaller Buddhas showing their hands in different angles depicting what they represented, i.e wealth, health etc. Well worth a... More 

1 Thank Susie2167
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

In this Thai temple has long sleeping Buddha which is beautiful and peaceful. The temple just opposite the Burmese temple. Worth to visit.

2 Thank Michael_Teoh
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Reviewed 21 April 2017

If you've been to Thailand and have seen the grand temples there, this is not for you. I found it quiet and peaceful, the fortune machine was not accurate (:D) but it gave us something to laugh at and enjoy. But having seen much grander Thai style temples, this fell short for me. But my friends seem to like it... More 

Thank Inosha W
Surat Thani, Thailand
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Reviewed 6 April 2017

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 Penang rapid bus stops at the plaza at its a relatively short walk from there. Apparently the land for the temple was given by... More 

Thank Suratrichard
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 2 April 2017

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. Wonderful to see Penang preserving its heritage buildings.

Thank MSD1307
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

The temple is famous as it has one of the largest reclining buddha statues in Malaysia. It is very well maintained and done in bright golden, blue, green and red colours. Great for photo opportunities. If you have been on road the entire day and looking for toilets, use the toilets here, the cleanest toilets in whole of Malaysia hands... More 

Thank Amarshallsaf
Bandung, Indonesia
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Reviewed 28 March 2017

It was a great visit that I had with my Mother. You can pray (especially if you're a Buddhist) or take beautiful pictures in the complex of this temple. This place is particularly famous for the reclining Buddha statue. It is clean and well kept. Try visit in the morning, when it's not so crowded.

Thank Ricky S
Shanghai, China
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Reviewed 25 March 2017

This Thai Buddhist temple is right across the Burmese Buddhist Temple. You can go inside the temple from 9am to 5pm. If you come after 5pm you can still take pictures around the perimeter.

Thank thevacationtrip
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

It is definitely worth visiting this golden temple, located opposite another Burmese temple. I went in the early morning, when incense wafted and bells chimed gently.

Thank Jade H

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