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Wat Chayamangkalaram

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Address: Lorong Burma, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
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Small but beautiful complex.

The temple is a small depiction of a typical Thai temple. There are several pavilions including one with a sleeping Buddha.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

This Thai Buddhist temple is right across the Burmese Buddhist Temple. You can go inside the temple from 9am to 5pm. If you come after 5pm you can still take pictures around the perimeter.

Thank thevacationtrip
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is definitely worth visiting this golden temple, located opposite another Burmese temple. I went in the early morning, when incense wafted and bells chimed gently.

Thank Jade H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The temple is a small depiction of a typical Thai temple. There are several pavilions including one with a sleeping Buddha.

Thank tedster074
Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots to see in this temple, there are loads of statues including a reclining Buddha all set in beautiful gardens. well worth a visit although there is not much information available

Thank hopkinstownboy
Wilton, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped at this Thai Temple first, we were enthralled by the thought of seeing this reclining Buddha. It does not disappoint. We actually walked around and saw all the other shrines on the compound before entering the main hall. The 40' Pagoda can be seen from the main street above other buildings, leading you to the Temple. Faithful bring... More 

Thank ruthandvern
Coquitlam, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you've been to Wat Pho in Bangkok, you'll see that the reclining Buddha of this temple "doesn't quite compare" to the one at that temple in size & "grandeur" although I can't recall that one well enough to make a comparison in "quantitative terms" between the two Buddhas. I was impressed though right outside the main temple building by... More 

Thank Myo M
Brigg, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lot of temples in a small area, they are all different and worth a visit. Very colourful and bright although some of the exhibits need a bit of TLC and a coat of paint. Worth a visit.

Thank Kep70
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This temple was great. There's a massive reclining (laid down) buddha inside. We also got a coconut ice cream on the grounds. Authentic. The Burmese temple across the road is pretty cool too.

Thank Mrs_Fer
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

This temple is just another Thai style temple with reclining Buddha. The decoration of this temple is quiet bling bling and full of gold colour. Nothing spectacular. The temple looks quite New also. Would recommend you visit this Thai temple and Burmese temple opposite at the same time to make it worthwhile. Very calming inside.

Thank EastmeetsWestAB
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

Very colouful and some extremely interesting facts given to us by our guide for the day. Pleased we saw it, worth the visit..

Thank Joeandmattsdad

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