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Visit the Buddhist temple Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram to admire its characteristically Thai design. Built in 1845 on land given by Queen Victoria as a gesture of goodwill to encourage increased trade with Thailand, the temple houses the third-largest reclining Buddha statue in the world, measuring 33 m (108 ft) in length. Walk past the flowing dragon statues at the entrance, and admire the idiosyncrasies of traditional Thai patterns and architecture on display throughout the temple. Legend has it that the first monk here was a big fan of laksa (spicy noodle soup): you will notice bowls of the local speciality laid as an offering at his shrine. Using our international travel planner, George Town attractions like Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram reviews
A magnificent Siamese Buddhist temple. The main shrine houses a 108 feet Sleeping Buddha. There are smaller shrines around the main shrine for Buddha, Guan Yin Goddess of Mercy and The 4 Faced... more »
The design and architecture of the temple is beautiful. I feel peacefully when i visit the temple and the surrounding of the temple is clean and quiet. more »
A very spiritual place with a huge reclining Buddha. The place is of Thai religion and well respected. You have to take off your shoe or slipper at the entrance to enter. Inside you are able to walk around to pray and look at the history. Nice place to be.
One of the island's main tourist attractions with a giant Sleeping Buddha spanning the width of the temple. The entrance is "guarded" by two beautiful dragons in glass & mosaic. Best to visit on a weekday as the place is packed with tourists during weekends.
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