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Address: Malaysia
Phone Number: 0134372178
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Incense and snakes...

First experience of this sort. The temple is accorded for the snakes and the believers of certain religions and customs visit this place for prayers. They assured that the snakes... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
Shilpa G
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

So much different from 25 years ago. No proper maintenance. Hardly any live snakes at the main hall. But you can still see few handful at the backyard fruit trees.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

First experience of this sort. The temple is accorded for the snakes and the believers of certain religions and customs visit this place for prayers. They assured that the snakes de-venomed, but they still had the fangs though. They allow the snakes to be free here in their habitats. They are mostly vipers. The place is maintained as a sacred... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Must see, both the temple and the adjacent snake farm. For the snake lovers, one can have pictures taken with snakes on your head and shoulders...

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Many say this place is not worth the visit. However, if you have nothing better to do than shopping, this may be one of the attractions. Before entering the temple, do take note of a small well on the right of a shop front selling foodstuff . Read the history of this well to know more. Up to the temple... More 

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selangor
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Entering the temple is free, then you can see some snakes on the pillars resting almost in every room. In one of the rooms, they offer you to take pictures with a big snake (not sure if it's a python or what) for RM30. (usually only tourists go for that). On the side, there is a "mini zoo" you can... More 

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bristol
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Really loved both the temple and the farm - although it's not a farm, more the collection of someone who has a passion for snakes and takes really good care of them. Due to the increased development of the local area the snakes are rarer and so fewer are in the temple - still the closest I will ever get... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

We travelled down from Batu Feringhi to see this temple we first saw in 1998. It was quite hard to find as there are many new roads and I do wonder if this will still be there in another 15 years. It's easy to miss the snakes, the temple is small, the snakes are all sleeping in these wooden cradle... More 

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Kent UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Visited the Temple whilst on an Island tour. Its very nice looking and relatively small with ornate finish. Inside there will bew various Snakes mainly resting in tree branches (think they were Pit Vipers) that you walk past. to the rear there is a garden/snake farm which is nice to look around-again plenty of snakes-(but dont touch or scare them!)... More 

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

the temple is not very large. But next door the snake farm is fantastic and the staff are very motivated and enthusiastic. You get the opportunity to hold a snake as well as get a commentary on the various snakes in residence. Enjoyable hour or so

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Perth, WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Beautiful temples. Maybe 10 snakes, all small. All wrapped around various structures above head height and fast asleep! None on the floor, does not resemble Indianna Jones Temple of Doom at all! Opportunity to hold a massive boa constrictor for photo if you want, or a small viper that has been de-fanged or something!

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Address: Address: Malaysia
Phone Number: 0134372178
Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang

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