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Snake Temple

Malaysia
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Ranked #49 of 93 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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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

This is a nice temple to visit but it felt like the snakes had been carefully placed in the temple rather than being there of their own accord. Preferred the gardens at the back of the temple with snakes in the trees to the temple itself. The front of the temple is full of shops selling cheap tourist tat which... More

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Was quite apprehensive about this temple, having read some of the reiviews here, but decided to stop on way to airport. Very pleasantly surprised! The small Temple is rather lovely, with snakes curled up peacefully in can 'stands' . Daughter exclaimed 'they can;t be real!' as they were so still, until one decided to look around. They are all real!!!!!... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

It feels like a temple even though a lot off tourists are there. And though I am scared of snakes, it was nice to see the snakes not being kept in a glass case or something. With their own methods they were nicely kept on tree branches.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Don't go expecting hundreds of snakes. There are quite a few there but you need to really look to spot them. I liked it a lot. At the live gallery it was R5 entry but well worth it to see a really larger python and various snake species.the staff were charming.

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Perth, Australia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
39 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

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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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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35 helpful votes 35 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
11 helpful votes 11 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
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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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29 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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