Chaiya Mangalaram Thai Buddhist Temple

Chaiya Mangalaram Thai Buddhist Temple

Chaiya Mangalaram Thai Buddhist Temple
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6:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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  • Pek Jenny
    Singapore, Singapore390 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wat Chayamangkalaram Thai Buddhist temple
    Penang's Wat Chaiyamangalaram (sometimes shortened to Wat Chaiya) is the most popular of Malaysia's Thai-style Buddhist temples. It is located in Lorong Burma just outside George Town's historic heritage zone. It is directly opposite the Dhammikarama Burmese Temple making it convenient for tourists to cover both temples in a single visit.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written December 27, 2023
  • Leonhkny
    Hong Kong, China14,551 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Thai heritage in George Town
    Penang has long been a multiracial and multicultural city. It is perhaps unsurprising to find a Thai Buddhist temple right opposite to a Burmese one. While the four dragons and golden stupa around the main hall can definitely impress first-time visitors, it is the huge reclining Buddha that attracts tourists. It is also a popular place among locals with quite a lot of worshipers.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written January 20, 2024
  • Davidjellis
    Lowestoft, United Kingdom8,812 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pretty temple with third longest indoor Reclining Buddha - well worth a visit
    My wife and I visited the Chaiya Mangalaram Thai Buddhist Temple on a cruise ship excursion visiting the sights of George Town. This was the first stop on our excursion and we had around 30 minutes here plus a little time left over to visit the Burmese temple opposite. I would suggest a stop of up to an hour would be ideal for this temple. It's located in a mainly residential area of George Town and is a popular site for worship and also for tourists to the city. It was built in 1845 and houses the third longest indoor reclining Buddha, which is 33 meters long and very impressive. Other Buddha statues and 18 Arhat statues are located around the reclining Buddha, and some of the Thai monk statues are covered with gold foil. There were also statues representing the 1 2 signs of the Chinese Zodiac, and outside the temple there were some beautiful dragons decorated in gold that looked stunning. It's a very pretty temple and well worth a stop if you are visiting the George Town area.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 30, 2024
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Heli P
Helsinki, Finland6,406 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Coloured pieces of mirror glass and gold shine like in Bangkok but luckily without the crowds. The temple area is much larger than I imagined having for many years just glimpsed the stupa from a passing bus. Lucky families have their own spot for their urn in the ancestral wall behind the reclining buddha. All the buildings are free to enter daily from 8 till 16, the bus 101 from downtown stops near.
Written February 15, 2023
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13milind
Mumbai, India171 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Family
The golden Buddha reclining in leisure pose is a sight to behold. The approx 100ft length. The feet soles are engraved with scriptures. The complex has multiple temple structures and statues. Just can't get enough of them, beautiful-calm-carved sculptures. Gold & hues of gold
Written June 21, 2022
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Wendy O
Melbourne, Australia56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
It's well worth a visit to this beautiful, peaceful Thai Temple in Georgetown, Penang. The colours and architecture are stunning with the most stunning being the size of the reclining Buddha. The mosaic dragons and other statues are also impressive.

The traditional achitecture of the temple stands out so vividly against the background of the town's tall, glass buildings.
Written August 26, 2022
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Davidjellis
Lowestoft, UK8,812 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
My wife and I visited the Chaiya Mangalaram Thai Buddhist Temple on a cruise ship excursion visiting the sights of George Town. This was the first stop on our excursion and we had around 30 minutes here plus a little time left over to visit the Burmese temple opposite. I would suggest a stop of up to an hour would be ideal for this temple.

It's located in a mainly residential area of George Town and is a popular site for worship and also for tourists to the city. It was built in 1845 and houses the third longest indoor reclining Buddha, which is 33 meters long and very impressive. Other Buddha statues and 18 Arhat statues are located around the reclining Buddha, and some of the Thai monk statues are covered with gold foil. There were also statues representing the 1 2 signs of the Chinese Zodiac, and outside the temple there were some beautiful dragons decorated in gold that looked stunning.

It's a very pretty temple and well worth a stop if you are visiting the George Town area.
Written January 30, 2024
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Leonhkny
Hong Kong, China14,551 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Penang has long been a multiracial and multicultural city. It is perhaps unsurprising to find a Thai Buddhist temple right opposite to a Burmese one. While the four dragons and golden stupa around the main hall can definitely impress first-time visitors, it is the huge reclining Buddha that attracts tourists. It is also a popular place among locals with quite a lot of worshipers.
Written January 20, 2024
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Pek Jenny
Singapore, Singapore390 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
Penang's Wat Chaiyamangalaram (sometimes shortened to Wat Chaiya) is the most popular of Malaysia's Thai-style Buddhist temples. It is located in Lorong Burma just outside George Town's historic heritage zone. It is directly opposite the Dhammikarama Burmese Temple making it convenient for tourists to cover both temples in a single visit.
Written December 28, 2023
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eerza
Subang Jaya, Malaysia21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
I've been here before, and yet I'm inclined to visit again. For whatever reason, I'm unsure of - but whenever I do visit (perhaps when I happen to be nearby the area), there's always a cool and calming vibe to the place. And the area is large enough to accommodate big crowds (which doesn't happen often). Be sure to visit the temple just in front of here, as well.
Written January 3, 2021
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Mike I
Buderim, Queensland, Australia622 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Magnificent displays of Buddhist carvings and statues. Right across the road from another temple makes for an easy visit. Allow about one hour to visit both. Cameras permitted.
Written February 17, 2020
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Hepatacyte
Northallerton, UK780 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
Fascinating to compere this temple to the Burmese one across the road. Both are stunning and this one has an enormous reclining Buddha. Very colourful and a great place to visit and quite a contrast to the Burmese temple.
Written October 16, 2022
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JustUstwoguys
Auckland Central, New Zealand201 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
This place is just WOW! It has history, charm and sense of belonging. You feel at peace a soon as you enter the place, amazing statues. A must see. Take your time and enjoy what’s on offer.
Written September 25, 2022
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