Penang Thai Buddhist temple

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Thai Buddhist temple

Thai Buddhist temple (Wat Chaiyamangkalaram) is a very beautiful and unique Penang Island Thai temple. In the temple there is a statue of Buddha lying on the right side with a length of 33 meters, created in 1958 and cost 100 thousand old Malay dollars, one of the longest in the world. Also in the temple around the statue and under it in many urns are the ashes of the deceased. During the celebration of Thai New Year Songkran and other traditional Thai holidays, Thais from all over the island gather here.

The temple was built in 1845 on land that Queen Victoria of Great Britain donated to the local Thai community. In 1962, the temple was visited by King Rama IX of Thailand and Queen Sirikit.

🕐 Working hours: from 9:00 to 18:00.

💵 Entrance fee / tickets price: entrance to the temple is free.

🚶  How to get there: the temple is located within Georgetown, but quite far from the Old Town, walking distance is very far (temple on the map). You can get there by bus №10, 101, 103, 104, 304. Directly opposite it is Burmese temple.

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