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Snake Temple

A one-of-a-kind destination indeed, the world-famous Snake Temple is located at Sungai Kluang on the historic Penang Island. This spiritual centre, which hosts thousands of reverent admirers every year, is dedicated to the Buddhist monk Chor Soo Kong, a well-loved healer to locals in the area. The Snake Temple gets its name from the venomous pit vipers wrapped around tree branches at the facility’s centre. While these snakes are indeed venomous, their venom has been removed, the incense burning inside the temple working to sedate these namesake hosts. In fact, the ubiquitous incense combined with the variety of snakes living peacefully in this unique temple make for a transcendental experience like none other on the planet.

  • Visit the Main Prayer Hall at this Penang temple and be part of a once-in-a-lifetime spiritual experience.
  • Pose with multiple snakes wrapped around your neck—remember, they’re safe—as one of the Snake Temple’s on-site experts snaps an unbelievable photo.
  • Purchase an indelible gift from one of the many one-of-a-kind souvenirs stands surrounding the Snake Temple in Penang.

The Snake Temple in Penang is open daily and free to the public from 6 am to 7 pm. Located near the Penang International Airport, this historic destination is perhaps most easily accessed via the area’s efficient bus system, with direct lines flowing from the area’s main transportation hub, Komtar Tower, in particular. Indeed, visitors travelling by bus should take lines 401E and 401. Buses 305, 306, and 102 will also take visitors near the Snake Temple and are particularly known for their easy accessibility and regular service throughout the day. A ride from one of the abundantly available taxis in Komtar takes about 20-25 minutes to the destination.

Hotels near Snake Temple

55 hotels near Snake Temple

1 The Corum View Hotel

2 stars
3.0 / 5

No 90, Jalan Mayang Pasir, Taman Sri Tunas Map

This 2-star property is conveniently located at the Bayan Lepas area. All the 44 rooms are equipped with A/C, work desk, water heater and Cable TV (Astro) for the convenience of the guests. The... More

2 Vistana Penang Bukit Jambul

4 stars
4.3 / 5 3 reviews

213 Jalan Bukit Gambir Map

With sophisticated accommodations, equipped conference facilities and contemporary recreation amenities, Vistana Penang Bukit Jambul makes for an ideal base for business and leisure travellers in... More

3 Hotel Equatorial Penang

5 stars
4.5 / 5 4 reviews

1 Jalan Bukit Jambul Map

Strategically located on the Southeastern part of Penang Island, the Hotel Equatorial Penang commands panoramic views that encompass the island's striking coastline, the spectacular Penang Bridge... More

4 Jerejak Rainforest Resort, Penang by Ancasa Hotels & Resorts

4 stars
3.5 / 5 2 reviews

No 1, MK 13, Daerah Timur Laut Map

Jerejak Rainforest Resort Penang offers chic spaces fit for travellers seeking for a holiday getaway in Penang. Tourists at this posh hotel learn more about local history at Penang War Museum and... More

5 Alora Hotel Penang

3 stars
3.7 / 5 3 reviews

B Tower, Bayan Point 19 Map

Ideally located in one of the booming business and commercial districts, Alora Hotel Penang makes for an ideal base for business and holiday travellers exploring the island of Penang. During free... More

6 Century Bay Private Residences

3 stars
3.0 / 5 5 reviews

5 Lintang Pantai Jerjak, Sungai Nibong Map

Comfortable and modern, Century Bay Private Residences is a Balinese-inspired property that offers a suitable base for vacationing families and business travellers in the island of Penang. While... More

7 Eastin Hotel Penang

4 stars
3.9 / 5 12 reviews

1 Solok Bayan Indah Map

Eastin Hotel Penang offers comfortable accommodations and top-notch facilities ideal for leisure and corporate travellers visiting Penang. While in the area, guests should not miss a visit to the... More

8 Malihom Private Estate

4 stars
5.0 / 5

Kiri N/t 168, Bukit Penara Mukim 6 Map

Nestled amidst lush landscapes and beautiful natural attractions, Malihom Inn Penang creates a tranquil retreat for weary travellers and holidaymakers looking to escape the bustle of city streets.... More

9 Eastern and Oriental Hotel Penang

5 stars
4.8 / 5 30 reviews

10, Lebuh Farquhar Georgetown Map

Eastern and Oriental Hotel invites leisure and corporate travellers to luxurious accommodations set right in the centre of Georgetown, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. From this all-suite hotel,... More

10 Holiday Inn Resort PENANG

4 stars
4.4 / 5 27 reviews

72 Batu Ferringhi Map

Holiday Inn Resort Penang is situated on the island of Penang, which is steeped in cultural heritage. This property also provides access to some of the local attractions like Penang Museum, Fort... More