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Phone Number: 0134372178
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Alright for a short stop

We had some extra time before our flight out of Penang, and took a stop at the Snake Temple. The kids loved it, as it was snakes everywhere. In the temple they laid still, but in... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
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Trondheim, Norway
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Trondheim, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We had some extra time before our flight out of Penang, and took a stop at the Snake Temple. The kids loved it, as it was snakes everywhere. In the temple they laid still, but in the garden it was a bit more movement. Mainly green snakes in the trees, and the taxi driver said over and over again it... More 

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Batemans Bay, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I have to agree with the previous reviewer about it not being anything like I remembered as a kid. I guess all of Penang is like that and before anyone says I'm being a bad traveller, I don't usually have any expectation that things will stay the same. But for this visit ,There were no snakes to be seen in... More 

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Bayan Lepas, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A must to visit for oversea travelers / foreigner.Nothing to be afraid off as most of the snakes lying motionless on the alter or near the statue. Walk around n u will be offered to take photos with the caged snake. Side stall also served food till 3pm

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We had read about the snake temple on the net and so like all good tourists had to go and have a look, but it was more about after that you go to the snake farm and rehabilitation centre and there the snakes were' huge. They guys there did a display for us with 2 different types of cobras and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

So much different from 25 years ago. No proper maintenance. Hardly any live snakes at the main hall. But you can still see few handful at the backyard fruit trees.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

First experience of this sort. The temple is accorded for the snakes and the believers of certain religions and customs visit this place for prayers. They assured that the snakes de-venomed, but they still had the fangs though. They allow the snakes to be free here in their habitats. They are mostly vipers. The place is maintained as a sacred... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Must see, both the temple and the adjacent snake farm. For the snake lovers, one can have pictures taken with snakes on your head and shoulders...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Many say this place is not worth the visit. However, if you have nothing better to do than shopping, this may be one of the attractions. Before entering the temple, do take note of a small well on the right of a shop front selling foodstuff . Read the history of this well to know more. Up to the temple... More 

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selangor
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Entering the temple is free, then you can see some snakes on the pillars resting almost in every room. In one of the rooms, they offer you to take pictures with a big snake (not sure if it's a python or what) for RM30. (usually only tourists go for that). On the side, there is a "mini zoo" you can... More 

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bristol
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Really loved both the temple and the farm - although it's not a farm, more the collection of someone who has a passion for snakes and takes really good care of them. Due to the increased development of the local area the snakes are rarer and so fewer are in the temple - still the closest I will ever get... More 

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Address: Malaysia
Phone Number: 0134372178
Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang

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