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Snake Temple in Penang

Fast Facts of Snake Temple in Penang
Address- Sungai Kluang near Bayan Lepas airport, Penang
Special Occasion- Chor Soo Kong's birthday on the sixth day of the first lunar month
Snake Temple in Penang reveres the divine powers of Chor Soo Kong, a Buddhist monk. This monk is known to have moved to Penang and had healing capabilities. During Chor Soo Kong's birthday on the sixth day of the first lunar month, devotees from other South-east Asian countries like Singapore, come to this temple. Built in 1850, the temple has a statue of Chor Soo Kong, which was brought to Penang by a monk from China. According to legends, the monk used to offer shelter to the snakes of the jungle, all of which moved into the temple once it was completely built.

Features of Snake Temple in Penang
  -  The temple was originally known as the "Temple of the Azure Cloud" to celebrate the beauty of Penang's sky.
  -  Located at Sungai Kluang near Bayan Lepas airport in the Penang Island, Snake   -  Temple in Penang, also hosts several snakes.
  -  You can burn incense at the incense burner kept in front of the temple.
  -  Incense is also burned in the main prayer hall
  -  The smoke of the incense is believed to make the snakes harmless
  -  The snakes are also de-venomed at this temple.

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