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The snake temple is on the road to Georgetown from the airport. You just pull in and you can have a look around. It is a half hour max but it is worth a look for something... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

real snakes everywhere. this is fun place to be although its a buddhist temple. you can take pictures with snakes too. be aware. the snakes are real. but dont have to worry at all!!

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Stockton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Yes, pit vipers comfortably entwined in branches right in front of you. I didn't see one of them even move while we were there. It's the only one in the world so you should have a look. You can also handle a python for a few more ringits but we passes on that. In the back there is an area... More 

Thank Sandra M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The snake temple is on the road to Georgetown from the airport. You just pull in and you can have a look around. It is a half hour max but it is worth a look for something different. I wouldn't bother coming for a special trip but if you're going past it's worth stopping. The snakes are fairly sleepy but... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to visit Snake Temple because of the good reviews and the interest factor or visiting somewhere different however once we eventually found the temple it was a complete let down. There were a few (3 or 4) small vipers in trees in the temple and then out the back, people were trying to sell photo opportunities of holding... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would say skip this temple. There's not much to it. Sure the entrance is free but there was nothing particularly charming or interesting about it. The snakes were supposed to be the calling card of this place but they were that exciting and they have a bigger snake that they'll try to get you to take a picture with... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A good half hour drive away from Georgetown, towards the airport, but wouldn't be missed off your Penang itinerary. Yes it was good to enter for free of charge, but the temple was more like a small shrine with no other halls or rooms to walk into. Yes snakes are spread all over the shrine but they all seemed asleep... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Please get the assistance from the expert who will explain to you different type of snake and the collections. Amazing and we never know so much until we got a good lesson from him. Worth to visit and they are so friendly

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

The temple is some way from the main centres in Penang so you have to venture out here a bit. The approach is marked by various stalls selling a range of goods, and then you enter the small temple. The main shrine is quite small and the snakes there seem to be asleep, but you get to see pit vipers... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

Having done a reasonable amount of research on the sites to see on Penang, my partner and I were really excited to see the snake temple. Described as an isolated sanctuary where pit vipers roam freely among the visitors, it sounded like a really exotic experience. The reality, unfortunately, was much different. The temple is located just off what is... More 

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

The Snake Temple is free. You can get a photo holding a python for 30 MR The Snake Farm is very good. You can stand next to anacondas plus an albino Python. They have other snakes behind glass tanks along with the spitting cobra. They also have the deadly King Cobra. It was 8MR per adult to enter the Snake... More 

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