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Chayamangkalaram Buddhist Temple (Wat Chayamangkalaram)
Characterized by glittering stupas and fearsome green dragons, the Thai Buddhist Chayamangkalaram Buddhist Temple (Wat Chayamangkalaram) is one of the most ornate in Penang. The temple’s extravagant exterior alludes to the giant reclining Buddha statue inside, whose position signifies peace and freedom from the material world. Opposite the Thai temple sits a Burmese temple of similar grandeur.

The Basics
A staple on many Penang or George Town sightseeing itineraries, Chayamangkalaram Buddhist Temple (Wat Chayamangkalaram) also functions as a place of prayer and worship. Go on your own for a more contemplative experience, or visit the temple as part of a guided tour that stops at several popular attractions, such as Kek Lok Si Temple (one of the largest Buddhist temples in Malaysia) and Penang Hill (Flagstaff Hill).

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Before entering the temple, cover your knees and shoulders, and remove your shoes.
  • Entrance to the temple is free; however, consider making a small donation to light a candle.
  • Chayamangkalaram Buddhist Temple (Wat Chayamangkalaram) is on the way to Batu Ferringhi, making it a convenient place to visit as you head to the beach.

How to Get There
Chayamangkalaram Buddhist Temple (Wat Chayamangkalaram) is around a 40-minute walk or 10-minute drive from the Love Lane area in central George Town. Bus numbers 101 and 103 also run regularly from George Town, and stop near the temple. To avoid the heat and the hassle of getting there on your own, join a tour with air-conditioned transport.

When to Get There
Chayamangkalaram Buddhist Temple (Wat Chayamangkalaram) is open daily between sunrise and sunset. To beat the crowds and spend some peaceful time exploring or meditating, arrive as early as possible.

Religious Harmony in Penang

Malaysia is renowned for its cultural diversity and religious harmony, and nowhere reflects this as well as Penang. Places of worship in Penang include Kek Lok Si Temple; the Hindu Sri Mahamariamman Temple in Little India; and Penang State Mosque, famous for its golden domes.
Address: Lorong Burmah (Off Jalan Kelawei), Penang, Penang 10350, Malaysia
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Penang: Flexible 6-Hours Highlights

Penang: Flexible 6-Hours Highlights

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This tour let you go to all the attractions that you like, not like the can approach of a predetermined itinerary tour. For a 6 hours visit from ship or hotel or airport, you choose some 4-7 attractions to go from the list in "tour details". You choose the places and dictate how much time to spend at each attraction. Either you explore every nooks and corners, or you simply take pictures from the outside without entering the attraction, you call the shot. If mobility is a concern, go for a round island tour and take in the view from the comfort of air-conditioned car. If you do not have a clue where to go or to do, let our learned tour guide choose it for you. The tour guide cum driver, will accompany you into all attractions and give commentary on the go. You will be not be disappointed. Penang is a truly surprising hidden gem!
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Private Tour: Full Day Center Penang Island Tour

Private Tour: Full Day Center Penang Island Tour

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Make sure you see the best of Penang on a private tour of the island. Departing from George Town, this personalized tour covers religious sights such as Kek Lok Si Temple, Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram, Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple and Pinang Peranakan Mansion. Plus, explore Penang Botanical Garden and take the funicular to Penang Hill, from which panoramic city views are enjoyed. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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Penang: George Town City Half-Day Attractions

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Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of George Town on a private 4-hour tour. Highlights include visits to the Reclining Buddha, Pinang Peranakan Mansion, and Clan Jetty. You also enjoy a driving tour through vibrant Little India where Christians, Taoists, Hindus, and Muslims live in harmony. The comprehensive snapshot of the multicultural town is a great opportunity to orient yourself to the area for future exploring.
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Penang City & Temple Tour with Penang Hill(Fast Lane) & Kek Lok Si

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Even if you have only a short time in Penang, soak up the key sights in just half a day on this action-packed door-to-door tour. Ride the funicular to the peak of Penang Hill; explore the streets of George Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site; watch pewter craftsmen; taste white coffee; and check off religious monuments from Kek Lok Si Temple to Wat Chaiyamangkalaram and Dhammikarama Burmese Temple.
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Shore Excursion from Penang Port : Penang City Tour with Penang Hill (Fast Lane)

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Explore George Town’s colonial heritage, colorful neighborhoods and craftsmanship on a half day tour to some famous attractions in Penang. Learn about local traditions and cultural, we make sure you see the best of Penang.
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Private Tour : Penang Excursion Tour

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Explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed George Town with your own private guide when your cruise ship docks in George Town. Take in highlights such as Penang Hill, Fort Cornwallis, and the historic Pinang Peranakan Mansion, along with a variety of houses of worship including Kek Lok Si Temple, Sri Mariamman Temple, Kapitan Keling Mosque, and St. George's Church. Learn about Penang’s food, heritage, and history along the way.
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Penang City Tour With Entopia Butterfly Farm Admission Tickets

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Kickstart your time in Penang on a sightseeing tour that covers famous attractions and includes an admission ticket to Entopia Butterfly Farm. Exploring with a guide means that you'll benefit from local knowledge and skip the stress of navigation, which can sometimes be difficult on the unpaved streets of Georgetown, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Penang Island 4 Hours City Tour

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Penang is considered the jewel in Malaysia’s crown, due to its culture-rich mix of food and history. Even if you’ve only got limited time in the city, see the best of Penang on a half-day tour that’s designed especially for first-time visitors on a time budget. You’ll explore the vibrant Little India and Chinatown, and delve deeper into the city’s history at Penang State Museum. Plus, a small group limited to eight ensures you receive personalized attention from a guide.
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Penang Full Day Tour including Penang Hill(Fast Lane) with Lunch

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Experience the sights and sounds of Penang in one day on a 6-hour guided tour. The well-rounded itinerary is perfect for travelers who want to get an overview of the vibrant Malaysian city, but don’t want to fuss over taxis, public transit, and limiting guide books. Thanks to all-inclusive transportation from your hotel, you're able to comfortably visit the reclining Buddha, Dhammikarama Burmese Temple, Penang Hill, and more.
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Penang City Private Half Day Tour With Khoo Kongsi & Kek Lok Si

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This tour will give you a full tour of Penang main highlights. You will experience and get a chance to witness the different cultures and architecture of Penang. We will also get a chance to visit the Penang Street art, the heritage buildings, local temples as well as Penang history. This is a perfect city tour for couples or families visiting for the first time.
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Penang Shore Excursion Day Trip with City Tour and Penang Hill (Fast Lane)

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Half-Day Penang Hill and Kek Lok Si Temple Private Tour

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Look down at George Town from a colonial-era hill station then explore fascinating Buddhist temples on a half-day, private tour to Penang Hill and Kek Lok Si Temple. With the personal service of a private guide throughout the tour, you’ll ride a funicular to the scenic hilltop, see a colorful blend of Buddhist architectural styles, and make good-luck wishes at the Fountain of Life. This 3.5-hour private tour includes pickup and drop-off at hotels in the George Town area, with all transport in a climate-controlled vehicle. Both morning and afternoon departures are available.
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Half-Day George Town History Private Tour

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Discover George Town with an expert guide on a half-day, private tour of the city’s top highlights. You’ll see the bustling Clan Jetties and the Khoo Kongsi clan house, then tour a pair of important Buddhist temples, learning about local history and culture along the way. This 3.5-hour tour offers the flexibility and personal service of a private guide, and includes round-trip hotel transfers in the George Town area. Both morning and afternoon departures are available.
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Penang: Flexible Full-Day Adventures

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This guided tour is flexible tour for 8 hours meaning you can customize your own tour in Penang from ship or hotel or airport. You choose some 5-9 attractions to go from the list in "tour details" and dictate how much time to spend at each attraction. Either you may indulge in details in the attractions, or kind of "touch and go" or you simply snap pictures from the exterior without going in, you call the shot. If heat is a concern, go into more indoor attraction or go up the hill. If mobility is your concern, then go for a round island tour with the comfort of air-conditioned car. If you like shopping then your American dollars are stretch 4 X versus Ringgit Malaysia as everything is a bargain. If you do not have a clue where to go or to do, no problem, let our learned tour guide choose it for you. The tour guide cum driver, will accompany you into all attractions and give commentary on the go. You will be surprised what Penang has to offer.
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Penang City Tour

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Penang is a city that’s as rich in history as it is in culture, tradition and diversity. This city tour highlights all of the best—from colonial-era homes, to private mansions, famous museums and stunning temples. Follow an expert local guide through the famed Little India and Chinatown, wander the halls at Penang Museum and learn about the art of pewtersmithing at the Royal Selangor. Finish your tour at Wat Chayamankalaram, where you’ll be amazed by the giant reclining Buddha.
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Half Day Penang City Tour (4 Hours)

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Explore George Town highlights on a half-day tour combining historic sites with temples and colorful neighborhoods, with an optional visit to the Penang Time Tunnel 3D museum. Traveling in a climate-controlled vehicle means you’ll stay cool and comfortable while ticking off a long list of destinations that include Wat Chayamangkalaram Temple, Fort Cornwallis, Little India, Chew Jetty, and more, finishing the day with a taste of Penang's classic white coffee.
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Historical Penang Day Tour with Lunch

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Georgetown Sightseeing Tour

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Explore colonial history and heritage in Penang’s ancient capital city on this private 4-hour sightseeing tour in Georgetown. Take a scenic drive through downtown Georgetown with your private guide and admire the UNESCO–listed colonial architecture you find. Explore Fort Cornwallis’ mighty perimeter and learn of Captain Francis Light’s first landing in the 18th century. Visit Clan Jetty then head into the bustling Chinatown and Little India districts by trishaw, and visit the Chinese clan house of Khoo Kongsi.
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Penang Full Day Tour

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See the sights of Penang while avoiding stuffy tour buses or public transport turmoil on this small-group tour. Visit significant spiritual sites like Dhammikarama Burmese Temple and Wat Chayamangkalaram, home of the city’s immense Reclining Buddha. Stroll along the boardwalk at Batu Ferringhi Beach and take a drive around the ruins and colonial remnants of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Georgetown neighborhood. Get from destination to destination in an air-conditioned small-group transport, with your own driver to tell you the stories of the city.
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Penang: Round Island Full-Day Discoveries

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Time-pressed travelers can check off a wealth of Penang sights on this action-packed private door-to-door tour. Discover religion at Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram, Dharmikarama Burmese Temple, and the Snake Temple (Fu Xing Gong); taste Malaysia at the Tropical Spice Garden and a nutmeg factory (or fruit stall); watch batik underway at a workshop; and enjoy butterflies at Entopia. Tour includes transport and guiding only: Entrance fees are at your expense.
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Penang City Tour with Fort Cornwallis Admission Tickets

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There’s such a rich variety of things to see in Penang that it’d be hard to see it all without the help of a local guide. This convenient city tour will take you to UNESCO World Heritage Sites, colonial-era heritage buildings, temples, and more. Enjoy a fun-filled overview tour of Penang that’s great for first-time visitors, or those who want to learn more about Malaysian history and culture.
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Half Day Penang City Tour with Time Tunnel 3D Museum from Penang Island-5 Hours

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Explore George Town’s top attractions on this guided excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup on Penang Island, visit landmarks like Wat Chaiyamangalaram temple, enjoy a scenic drive through George Town’s historic, UNESCO-designated streets, visit Penang’s 3D history museum, learn about George Town’s multicultural history from an informative local guide, and sample delicious complimentary tea.
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Penang City Tour with History & 3D Museum Admission Tickets

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Enjoy a day exploring Penang without stressing about traffic or public transport on this small-group sightseeing tour. Drive around the city in a small-group vehicle, with your own driver to take you to each destination. Visit spiritual landmarks like the Wat Chayamangkalaram, home to a huge Reclining Buddha, and the Dhammikarama Burmese Temple. See the streets of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed George Town neighborhood. Stop at the History and 3D Museum to learn about the city’s past – and shoot some unreal photos with the trick-art murals.
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