Just as its name sounds, the Penang Snake Temple is indeed a shelter for several snakes who came in even after the Chor Soo Kong left for the heavenly abode, in whose honor this temple was built. Snake Temple called clear dolomite, inside dedicated to worship God, Patriarch of water, is a living guarded Green Snake, Snake Temple was built in 1850, Has been a hundred years of history. 8. It is believed that he was a great healer and wanted to give the snakes a place to live. Built in honour of Chor Soo Kong, a Buddhist priest and healer, legend has it that the monk gave shelter to the snakes and when the temple was completed after his death, they moved in on their own. The Snake and Reptile Farm in Perlis is the only Snake Farm ever built in Malaysia. The on-site Snake Farm cost me 8 RM. Opening hours: 6 am to 7 pm. Chor Soo Kong, born sometime between 960 and 1279, is still highly revered; pilgrims travel from all over Southeast Asia to honor him on his birthday during the first lunar month of each year. The Snake Temple in Penang is located at Bayan Lepas Industrial Park, 10 KM from George Town, Penang. Located at the base of Penang Hill, one of the most visited tourist attractions in Penang, Sri Aruloli Thirumurugan Temple is an ancient Hindu temple. The Penang Snake Temple is free to enter but you will have to pay if you would like to take a picture with the python. The Penang Snake Temple is about three km from the airport in Sungai Kluang, Bayan Lepas. Snake Temple (Hock Hing Keong) may not be the largest Buddhist temple in Malaysia, but it’s certainly one of the strangest. The Penang Snake Temple is one of the few places where you can get up close to a bunch of venomous snakes and live to tell the tale. Chor Soo Kong was a Buddhist monk who lived about a thousand years ago in Fujian, China. Other attractions at the Snake Temple include a 600-lb bell brought from China during the Manchurian Dynasty, a hall dedicated to Guan Yin (The Goddess of Mercy), a couple of wells, and a snake farm said to contain 50 species of snakes. Penang Kek Lok Si Temple. The farm is the major tourist attraction not only in Perlis, but the entire country, Malaysia.The main objective of the establishment of the Snake and Reptile Farm is to aid in the research in the production of anti – venom for local consumption by the Institute of Medical Research in Malaysia. Snake Temple Penang entrance fee: free, snake farm RM 5. The temple is dedicated to Murugan, the Hindu god of war. Address: Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Bayan Lepas Industrial Park, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang It is a reptile farm which was set up by a third party in a deal with the Snake Temple. Kek Lok Si temple, the largest Buddhist temple in Malaysia, is also known as the ‘Temple of Supreme Bliss’. It was built by Beow Lean, a devout immigrant Chinese Buddhist. The Snake Temple, officially known as Hock Kin Keong or Cheng Hoon Giam, was built for the worship of the deity Cheng Chooi Chor Soo, also widely known as Chor Soo Kong. The Snake Temple in Penang is about a 30 minute drive away from George Town. Located 14 kilometers south of Penang, the purpose of the temple was built to commemorate a benevolent Buddhist salvation elders. In exchange for renting the premises, the Snake Farm provides care to the snakes of the Snake Temple. A small snake farm can also be found in the temple where your children can learn more about these incredible animals. Snake show at the Snake Temple Snake Farm (28 January 2009) Snake Farm Within the compound of the Snake Temple is the Snake Farm. Snake farm: Adults – MYR5, Kids – MYR3 . History. 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