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Snake Temple

Address: Malaysia
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$28*
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Penang Island Discovery Morning Tour
36%
Ranked #58 of 103 Attractions in Penang
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Singapore, Singapore
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58 reviews 58 reviews
14 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Initially, I and my wife had no intention of coming to this Snake Temple attraction. But since the taxi driver whom we hailed from the Penang Airport strongly recommended us to visit this attraction, we decided to heed his advice, especially since this Temple was along the way to Georgetown. Generally, if you have not been before to this Snake... More 

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New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I've traveled all the way from NYC to Penang to see this attraction and enjoyed myself very much. I am very much a reptile lover and got to see the place where the temple viper got its name. I've kept these snakes as pets in my past and find them very beautiful. I had a picture of myself taken, while... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
55 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Lovely temple, shame about the sour faced old crab (see my photo) who works there. If you take photos of her she will ask you to delete them, and if you are white, she will be insulting as well. I did suggest that if she didn't want her photo taken, she shouldn't sit in the main hall of one of... More 

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Lots of little things to see, you could stroke the golden python, and for a price have your photo taken holding a python. We enjoyed our visit here, and the entrance fee was very reasonable. We would definately recommend a visit here.

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George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This is an unique temple which you can found real snake rest on the praying table. Beside praying table you also can found snake on back garden of the temple. You can take photo with snake crawl over your head, shoulder and hand. Good outing place for family.

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Ampang, Malaysia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

I went just to have alook at the snakes so I didn't actually go to the temple. The caretaker was very friendly and informative. Explanation was clear. There's a variety of snakes to look at, too.

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brisbane
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57 reviews 57 reviews
34 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

One of the members of our party had been years before and insisted we go - Most were not impressed with the temple, the 'get your photo taken' bit or garden but the little reptile zoo off to the side was interesting. They had an interesting array of different snakes - some native, some not, some small and some very... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

It was free entry for us which is always a winner. We had read reviews about the temple on TripAdvisor and people had been saying that the snakes were fake so thats what we were expecting until I touched one of these "fake" snakes to realise that they move on their own and are real but very poisonous... would recommend... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Whilst I respect this temple for it's place for worship I don't see it as a great attraction Two small rooms wih a couple of snakes. Throw in a guy who asks if you'd like a photo with a big snake and promptly charges you a $40RM fee. A very lucrative business I'll give them that, considering a taxi, taxi... More 

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Kuala Lumpur
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The current Temple is now surrounded by industrial parks and housing estates. That explained the dwindling 'wild' snakes seeking refuge at the temple. When I was there some 15 years ago, there were hardly any wild snakes. The temple's committee probably took note of the snakes' significant and hence decided to put snakes around the temple inner compound to make... More 

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