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Snake Temple

Small temples with a walled section whereby you can see snakes on trees. It's unique, as a matter of fact a temple surrounded by big modern factories in Bayan Lepas.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Small temples with a walled section whereby you can see snakes on trees. It's unique, as a matter of fact a temple surrounded by big modern factories in Bayan Lepas.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to the snake temple hoping to see snakes, but there were basically none to be seen--just a couple little ones that were virtually invisible amidst the foliage. There wasn't much else to see at the temple either; unlike other temples on Penang Island (such as Kek Lok Si), there were no significant statues, murals, or other pieces of religious... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend. Venomous pit vipers just chilling wherever they want throughout the temple. I wasn't expecting it at all when I walked in. You can have 2 photos taken with a python around your neck and a pit viper on your head for 40 ringgit. Pay another 8 ringgit to walk through another caged snake section where the Chinese owner... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only snake worth seeing is the one you pay to have your photo taken with. The others ? are in the trees out the back and if you had long enough you may see a couple. Very few and hard to find.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

This is the temple where you can find the snakes (green dragon snakes) and can hold the python @ RM 30. A place to enjoy the temple with a twist and the green snake came and stay here - that's why it's called snake temple. The snakes usually sleep daytime and awake at night. Enjoy!

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

As we were on a chartered bus, we made a quick stop here. Not everyone's kind of thing but some of us enjoyed holding the pythons. There are lots of vipers in the breeding area in the trees... so it would be wise to keep your hands and feet up yourself!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

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 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

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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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

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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