Snake Temple hotels
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.
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