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Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram

The Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram temple in Penang is over two centuries old. The historical temple stands on two hectares of land that were owned by Queen Victoria before she donated them to the Thai community. As the largest temple in Penang, Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram boasts ancient architecture with gold pained pagodas that were popular in their time. The temple is a spiritual haven where tourists and locals come to worship all year round. The green grounds around the serene temple offer a tranquil escape from the daily stresses of life.

  • Dig deep into the religious beliefs of Penang by taking a tour around Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram where you get to learn more about Thailand’s most popular religion and interact with Buddha.
  • Admire the series of gold painted 3D images in the temple as you learn of the ancient architecture and artistry symbolized by Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram.
  • Immerse yourself in Thai culture by attending one of the local Buddhist festivals in Penang and celebrate together with the Thai people.

Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram temple is at the heart of Penang and accessible by bus, tri-shaw, or taxi. There are several buses to the temple within Penang. Additionally, there are tour guides within the city for those who wish to explore Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram and other attractions on foot. Alternatively, visitors can cycle to the temple. The taxi services are more convenient for those who prefer private transport and they are charged rather fairly. Although all visitors are welcome to this temple, you cannot get access without a permit from the local authority; thus prior arrangements are advised.

Hotels near Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram

52 hotels near Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram

1 The Northam All Suite Penang

4 stars
3.5 / 5 20 reviews

55 Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah Map

Offering top-notch facilities and plush spaces strategically located in the heart of Penang commercial and leisure district, The Northam All Suite Penang creates an ideal base for travellers... More

2 Georgetown City Hotel

4 stars
3.1 / 5 10 reviews

Jalan Burmah Road Map

Georgetown City Hotel makes for an ideal base with chic comfortable accommodations and accessible location in this part of Penang. This sophisticated Georgetown hotel places visitors within... More

3 G Hotel Gurney, Penang

5 stars
4.4 / 5 11 reviews

168A, Persiaran Gurney Map

G Hotel Gurney, Penang is a stylish haven overlooking the great Malacca Strait featuring contemporary accommodations outfitted with fashionable designer furniture. Tourists learn more about the... More

4 Evergreen Laurel Hotel Penang

5 stars
4.1 / 5 37 reviews

53, Persiaran Gurney Map

Evergreen Laurel Hotel Penang is the right choice for those who are looking for quality accommodation and service in Malaysia. Penang Botanic Gardens, Kek Lok Si Temple and Penang Hill are some of... More

5 G Hotel Kelawai

5 stars
Not yet reviewed

2, Persiaran Maktab Map

G Hotel Kelawai, is where iconic design and cutting edge lifestyle set the stage for exclusive and extraordinary experiences. With 208 Rooms, the hotel is uniquely inspired by innovative design to... More

6 1926 Heritage Hotel

3 stars
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227 Jalan Burma Map

Built in 1926, it served as a home to the British colonial officers and local administrators. Today, it has been refurbished into a Heritage Hotel with most of its Anglo-Malay architectural essence... More

7 The Gurney Resort Hotel and Residences Penang

4 stars
3.3 / 5 8 reviews

18 Persiaran Gurney Map

With a unique atmosphere, special hospitality and convenient facilities, the hotel offers excellent accommodation that makes you to feel at home. GeneralFor conference and banqueting, the Gurney... More

8 Eastern and Oriental Hotel Penang

5 stars
4.7 / 5 26 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

9 Sunway Hotel Georgetown

4 stars
3.8 / 5 41 reviews

33, New Lane (off Macalister Road) Map

Sunway Hotel Georgetown is an elegantly appointed accommodation that offers convenient access to cultural and corporate sites of Penang. While on a Penang holiday, tourists should not miss a chance... More

10 Museum Hotel

4 stars
4.7 / 5 3 reviews

No 72 Jalan A.S.Mansor Map

Housed in a restored historic building, Museum Hotel Penang invites travellers to a cosy boutique-style retreat with a private museum set in the heart of this heritage-rich city in Penang. While in... More