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Snake Temple

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Ranked #51 of 92 attractions in Penang
Type: Religious Sites
Traveler Description: This is a small Chinese temple which has a lot of snakes living in it. more »
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Perth, Australia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
33 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I'd read a few reviews that suggested there were hardly any actual snakes to see. Not sure where they went but this place had a lot of snakes once you trained your eye to spot them. Go check out the little zoo/gallery. It cost RM5 entry but I enjoyed it so much we paid extra on the way out. I... More

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Dordrecht, The Netherlands
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Fun place to go to. Do not expect to much, but remember it is free. The snakes look very healthy and taken care off. Take a picture with one of the big cobra's for 30 RM, the money flows back into the temple for food and stuff for the snakes. Head across the street for some nice 'Fried rice' or... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

After reading the reviews on here I didn't know what to expect, however I spent a lovely morning here with my partner today. We were staying in Georgetown and the taxi costed rm40 to get there. The taxi drops you to the front and you walk up some stairs. There are Many souvenir shops like most tourist attractions around. The... More

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Albion Park, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Great little free attraction. Donations are recommended. Went here with my family. clean little temple with snakes everywhere. My little kids loved it. Cant say the same for my wife. She doesn't like snakes. There a small little snake zoo with different snakes. This will cost you about $10.00 ringgit. You can also have a photo taken with a python... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

the Temple is quite small but beautiful, there are not that many snakes in the Temple and they seem to be sleepy wrapped around trees by the alter. Its free entry and if you want a picture with a huge python then you can for about £5. behind the Temple there is a small Bonsai garden leading to a Chinese... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

This temple is called snake temple for obvious reason, however when u enter u can hardly find any snakes. all the snakes were asleep and wer on the branches of trees and somewre abv. Not at all exciting as it sounds like. Althou have a python with whm u can click a picture der for some bucks. Go here if... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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95 reviews 95 reviews
61 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

This place has live pit vipers hanging just above your head. I could've reached out and touched them very easily. Supposedly, the incense burned throughout the day makes them sleepy. They people bring offerings, usually eggs, to the snakes. At night, the incense stop burning and the snakes wake up and eat the eggs. The snakes are free to move... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

The temple contained some little snakes that seemed very sleepy. Outside the temple there is a bigger one, you can take a picture with it but I believe they asked 30 RM. Next to the temple there is a snake farm which I found horrible. All snakes in glass boxes and even 3 monkeys who seemed very distressed. Please don't... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
15 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

A lot of reviews about this place speak of a lack of snakes to be seen in the temple, even though it is called a snake temple. How very wrong this statement is. The actually snake sanctuary is not in the temple itself, but just on the right hand side of the main temple building. As you enter the temple,... More

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Bang Saphan, Thailand
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

I didnt expect Indiana Jones type stuff but a few sleeping snakes in undersized glass boxes proved to be a disappointment. As with everything on Penang you have to pay to get in, this time into a small enclosure (under construction at the time of our visit) dubbed a snake farm. Most of the depressed specimens were coiled into corners,... More

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