Penang Sightseeing - The Snake Temple
PENANG SNAKE TEMPLE - Bayan Lepas
The 'SNAKE TEMPLE' in Penang was built in 1850, dedicated to a legendary monk with healing powers who had provided shelter to shield snakes from danger in the olden days. And since then, it remained as a historical legend that those snakes came from nearby jungle and stayed within the surroundings of the temple for safety until today.
Penang Travel Tips :
The Snake Temple is located within the surroundings of Penang's industrial region in the southern part of Penang, with many large multi-national corporations such as 'Intel', 'AMD', 'Agilent' and 'Dell' factories nearby. Driving distance from Penang Airport is about 15 minutes. There are stalls selling fresh tropical fruits and Penang's special food products, eateries and souvenir shop in the immediate vicinity of the Snake Temple.
Driving further south, the next sightseeing destination will be Batu Maung, which used to be a fishing village, but now more developed with new residential houses and shop-houses. Penang War Museum and the famous Teluk Tempoyak Seafood Restaurant is located in Batu Maung.
Penang Public Bus Transport - Rapid Penang Bus Company
Penang Ferry Jetty (Pengkalan Weld) at Weld Quay in GeorgeTown is the main station for all public buses.