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Poisonous snake

From airport to city center, you can have a stop at Snake Temple. Is it worth it? To me, yes. Because live poisonous snakes are worth to see. I dont know how but they are in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
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Akhisar, Turkey
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Akhisar, Turkey
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77 reviews 77 reviews
56 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

From airport to city center, you can have a stop at Snake Temple. Is it worth it? To me, yes. Because live poisonous snakes are worth to see. I dont know how but they are in trance and you can come closer to them. Temple is the same as the others. There isn't any entrance fee to this temple. But... More 

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West Pennant Hills, Australia
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16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This low key attraction is a must do in Penang. You start with photos with a python wrapped around you and a tree snake on your head. You enter the snake enclosure for a small fee and see snakes all around you in the trees. You see the venomous ones behind glass cages. You see the most enormous python in... More 

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Sydney
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

There are some serious looking vipers (I'm no snake expert, I was told they were vipers) that seem to be just lazing around. The temple itself isn't anything special. I'd say it is still worth seeing.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We had a little extra time as we were heading to the airport and therefore decided to stop into the snake temple to hopefully kill a few hours. Unfortunately the temple is fairly small and not terribly interesting as temples go. There were a number of snakes around, most of which seemed to have been strategically placed for tourists to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The temple is nothing special. Ok, there are some snakes and what. But next door there is an amazing Snake farm and its owner will be proud to show you all of his snake pets. Seven metres long anacondas, aggressive king cobras, colorful pythons, big turtles and iguana. Good guy, good stories!

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The Temple itself is truly beautiful. If you have any snake lovers in your family/party they will love this. Don't forget to get your photo taken!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The name of the snake temple is Bang Kah Lan which is Hokkein for Temple of the Azure Clouds. It was built in 1800's to venerate a Buddhist monk. It is located on a sliproad named Jalan Tokong Ular on the Bayan Lepas main road after the free trade zone and before the airport.. The temple is one of the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

First this is a place of worship so be respectful. The main attractions can be found in the "snake farm" adjacent to the temple. Here you can see a whole range of snakes - best to get one of the resident guides who are well on top of their game and know which snakes are safe to touch and which... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Got to the temple thinking we would be there 10 minutes ..... what a pleasant surprise! The temple was great to look at, then we could hold some pythons, and then a snake show and mini zoo.

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Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We had one day stop in Penang on a Cruise Ship and Snake Temple was our favourite spot. The entry to the temple is free (there is only small fee to entre the Snake Sanctuary). It is interesting to see how the snakes sleep in the branches all around the temple. The best part of our visit was the Snake... More 

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