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Address: Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah | Bayan Lepas Industrial Park, 11900, Malaysia
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Don't expect plenty of snakes

There's so much to hiss about this temple - nothing extraordinary. As someone who used to live near here, I've seen how this temple developed. In the past, the green snakes used... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
MalaysianTourist69
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Seoul, South Korea
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was very excited to visit this - who wouldn't be?! But when I finally got to the temple, there were only about 6 small snakes curled around some pipes. Not only that, the snakes were kept in a separate room (a grey, concrete box) rather than the actual temple. The two are connected and you can easily walk into... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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24 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There's so much to hiss about this temple - nothing extraordinary. As someone who used to live near here, I've seen how this temple developed. In the past, the green snakes used to come from the bushes behind the temple but ever since, the setting up of factories, there were virtually no snakes coming into the temple this way. Instead,... More 

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Thank MalaysianTourist69
Darwin, Australia
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First your lying to yourself if you don't think its a tourist trap. It totally is. But I'm a snake lover so was excited to see some snakes. There are a few vipers that barely move I thought they were fake. The temple is free I wouldn't feel to burnt out about it. There is also a little snake zoo... More 

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Thank Ajaxe
Singapore, Singapore
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28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on Sat 16 Jan morning via a viator land tour. Not crowded. The snakes are usually curled around thin branches at various locations across the temples & its associated building. We were told the snakes were escaping from the heat outside. Signs were posted to warn against touching the snakes & some may be injured. Photo can be taken... More 

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Thank alexterlim
Singapore, Singapore
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148 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The snakes are real and they are sleeping in the temple. Went for company trip and my colleagues did touch the snakes. There is also a garden of tree that is open space where the snakes can roam around. They share so far there are no incident among tourist. There are also snakes on top of the walls sleeping. hmm.... More 

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Thank TravellerJeffLee
Penang Island, Malaysia
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201 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The temple was easy to locate as it was on the way to the airport and with WAZE, it directly took us there. It used to have more vipers in the temple and the surroundings decades ago but due to development around the temple grounds, the snake population had decreased tremendously. Sad to say it was gradually loosing it quaintness... More 

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Thank NyonyaLady
Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quite easy to access to this place if you have a GPS gadget. Parking is free. Best time to visit is during morning time as it will not be too hot. It will be wise to come on a non-peak time that is before or after the holidays. Many souvenir shops allocated along the way to the temple selling t-shirts,... More 

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

This is my 3rd time here. The 1st was really good several years ago. The 2nd was really bad. The 3rd was better. You can see that improvements are being made to ensure that this place can still attract tourists. However the prices of souvenirs have risen somewhat.

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Thank indianpenang
Singapore, Singapore
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

The snake temple was alright. Nothing fantastic about it. Be careful when you walk around. If at any moment you think that the snakes you are looking at are fake, think again. There is a snake farm on the temple's premises where you can see different types of snakes (and a hundred-plus year old terrapin). The only reason why I... More 

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Thank VivienOoi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

If you do like snakes,it is a must visit then.It is just a little temple just nearby the airport.Once you go in it,you will see some vipers,big and small.Then you can spot some snakes at the breeding area and do be careful because the might be under your nose.There is a snake farm nearby which you can visit.If you like... More 

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