Wat Chayamangkalaram

Member Rating 3 out of 5 by janeyee on April 1, 2004

Malaysia is truly Asia. This is no lie. In Penang, you can see a Thai temple.

Many people visit Wat Chayamangkalaram to pray and to see the reclining Buddha, believed to be the third largest in the world. It is 33 meters in length. Behind the statue, there are urns that contain ashes of devotees. Your hair might stand walking in the aisle. It's a little eerie.

The floor is laid with tiles of lotus patterns. Lotus is a symbol in Buddhism. The walls of this temple are impressive. There are a few thousand Buddha in the temple, not only the main ones, but also smaller ones, which fill the walls of the temple.

Some tips :
Shoes have to be taken off for entering the temple. Also, do not put on your cap as it shows disrespect to the Buddha and please take pictures with the flash turned off.

Admission is FREE.

Wat Chayamangkalaram
Lorong Burmah
Penang, Malaysia, 10250
+60 4 261 6663 (Pena


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