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Address: Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah | Bayan Lepas Industrial Park, 11900, Malaysia
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Strange location!

The first thing you notice is that an industrial estate has been built around the temple! Entrance to the temple is free but donations are welcome. I understand that the temple... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Graham J
Wrexham, United Kingdom

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The first thing you notice is that an industrial estate has been built around the temple! Entrance to the temple is free but donations are welcome. I understand that the temple has been there over 100 years and the authorities could have given it a bit more room!!! the temple is not far from the airport - about 45 minutes... More 

Thank Graham J
The Hague, The Netherlands
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34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

They have a bunch of snakes ( all the same) over there and around the buddah statues. You can have a picture with a snake on your shoulders... which is dissapointing

Thank Ivo V
New Delhi, India
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This temple have many snakes roaming freely inside the temple garden. You can also get a picture clicked with pythons. All snakes are devenomised and are in good condition. Should drop by and give a visit if you are in that part of the town

Thank shwetakhurmi
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great interesting couple of hours and very interactive. Its fantastic to see (most of) the snakes not restricted by cages or tanks but instead free to move around where they choose. Staff were nice and for a free attraction I can't understand why you wouldn't pop by. If coming from Georgetown get the 401, 401E or 102 and it's... More 

Thank Preedy1992
Jakarta, Indonesia
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64 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Visiting this temple was memorable for me and my family. There are snakes everywhere.. on the tree, on the table as well as in the cage. As I've been told that the snakes (especially vipers) has devenomed, I tried to take a picture with vipers on my head! Whoooa.. thanks to the monk, who made me confidence in doing such... More 

Thank cubitusebby
Perth, Australia
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43 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

The Snake Temple (Chinese: 蛇庙; pinyin: Shé Miào; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Tsuâ-biō) is situated in Sungai Kluang, Bayan Lepas, and is perhaps the only temple of its kind in the world. The temple is filled with the smoke of burning incense and a variety of pit vipers. Perhaps the incense keeps the numerous vipers at peace. The snakes were placed safely high... More 

Thank a s
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Experienced amazing place where snakes can intract with u. I was always scared of reptiles but here they are very friendlu

Thank Srinsiri
Sydney, Australia
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357 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

This Buddhist temple has snakes hanging all over the place and a breeding area. I'm not really sure what the significance is but it was still interesting to see, and anyway it was part of my island tour.

Thank RonRSydney_Australia
Adelaide, Australia
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

After reviews and photos online I was expecting snakes everywhere. Unfortunately it seems the snake numbers are declining. I had a photo with a pythong and a viper which was great. free entry was a bonus. There are vipers hangin from the rafters everywhere, which i thought were fake to begin with. there is also a snake breeding area which... More 

Thank Anthony E
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

We went today which was my second time and the staff were fantastic. My daughter had a session with the Burmese Python in the temple and then after we got a tour of the snake farm by the owners. Each snake was explained to us and then she took my daughter into see the reticulated pythons to touch and hold.... More 

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