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  Penang Tourist Spots: 1)Penang Snake Temple 2)Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple 3)Kek Loh Si 4)Wat Chayamangkalaram Temple  1) Penang Snake Temple Location: Bayan Lepas, South of Georgetown. Directions: It is roughly 10km south of Georgetown and takes about 25 minutes to reach by taxi. Bus service is also available. Dedicated: The temple is dedicated to a deity called Cheng Swee Chor Soo which means: The much honoured Chor-Soo   History: The temple honours a resident named Chor Soo Kong, who had healing powers. He was a Buddhist monk, who arrived from China in the early 1800’s. According to the legend, Chor Soo Kong had given shelter to snakes when he lived in the jungle.. When the temple was completed, the snakes from the surrounding forest mysteriously appeared in the building and never left to pay respect to Chor Soo Kong. The Snake Temple’s srcinal name was Temple of the Azure Cloud in honor of the beauty of Penang's sky. But later it was changed to The Snake Temple.  The snake: These snakes are not known to bite. Before leaving The Snake Temple, the visitors can take pictures with snakes draped around head and neck.

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Jul 23, 2017
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