Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram hotels
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.
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