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Snake Temple

overall is okay ...the snakes is everywhere but it won't disturb or bite you..............but don't make noise....to enter this temple is free of charge but to enter the snake... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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Perth, WA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Beautiful temples. Maybe 10 snakes, all small. All wrapped around various structures above head height and fast asleep! None on the floor, does not resemble Indianna Jones Temple of Doom at all! Opportunity to hold a massive boa constrictor for photo if you want, or a small viper that has been de-fanged or something!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

overall is okay ...the snakes is everywhere but it won't disturb or bite you..............but don't make noise....to enter this temple is free of charge but to enter the snake farm need to pay but not too expensive the price range is around RM2 to RM5 i think...i forgot the price.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Asked whether we should take off our shoes before entering and one of the females monk rudely said in Chinese "do you see a sign saying you have to take your shoes off? No? " wow, rudest monk I have ever met. Disgusting.

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Akhisar, Turkey
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56 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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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
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14 helpful votes 14 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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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