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Farm more worthwhile than temple

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Simon C
Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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

Thank Desmondfocus
Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

2 Thank Simon C
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 stars 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 

Thank Sarah P
Romeoville, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

I don't like snakes, so that part wasn't interesting, and I'd seen temples before this that were much nicer than this one. Only plus side is this is close the the airport so If your headed to or from the airport, it might be worth a quick visit.

Thank Geo89_12
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

If you got free can try to visit the temple. If not free can be skip for this place, actually just like normal temple inside just a few snake and some far from city to temple. By bus need take 45 min even car also will take 20 min. This is quick take time activity. Let try to plan your... More 

Thank 100ngc
Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

The snake temple is a 25 -30 minute taxi ride from the centre of Georgetown, and is not the easiest place to get to and from - although it is close to a main road and buses. The temple itself is similar to other temples in Penang, with the addition of a few somnolent vipers and other snakes. They are... More 

Thank Colin R
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

The Snake Temple in Penang was recommended to us by my brother who visited it a few years ago. It is not a place for those who do not like snakes or who have a phobia about snakes as there were vipers inside the temple and in the trees outside the temple. I looked for the snakes on the floor... More 

Thank John B
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

When he heard about this my son (12 years) was crazy to go and see it. While some reviews say it is not like it used to be they still have a good number of snakes. From checking online I understand that they take the venom from the one(s) you can get pictures with - placed on my son's head... More 

Thank paulmh2016
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

I have fear of snake ever since. When we visited Snake temple. I saw quite a lot of different types of snake and I manage to touch one for the first time in my life. I was a bit anxious but I told myself that I need to overcome my fear, and I did :-) Well done to me. On... More 

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