Snake Temple 蛇庙


The Snake Temple was built in 1850 in memory of the Buddhist priest, Choo Sor Kong, who is said to have healing powers. Legend, however, has it that the place used to be the home of a religious man who gave shelter to poisonous snakes when they sought refuge there. After his death, the snakes remained and it became a place of worship.

Also known as Temple of Azure Cloud, the serpents’ shrine is an extraordinary one: poisonous pit vipers busk on altars, incense burners, candlesticks, vases and tables, underfoot and overhead.


Can you see the green/yellow cooloured snakes?



Snake Temple 蛇庙

Address : Sungai Kluang, Bayan Lepas, Penang, Malaysia


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