Snake Temple, Penang

Posted by Tuan Rumah | 5:23 AM | | 2 comments »


This temple is perhaps the only temple that worships snakes. Built in 1850 and dedicated to the deity, Chor Soo Kong. When it was completed, the snakes were believed to have appeared on their own accord.

Devotees believed that the snakes are the followers of the deity. The Snake Temple was originally named the "Temple of the Azure Cloud" in honor of the beauty of Penang's sky. The snakes are believed as rendered harmless by the tranquilizing smoke.

2 comments

  1. JuLia d BuBbLes // March 12, 2009 at 12:09 AM  

    i really want to come here, but never got the chance.
    i need to find the time to come here! ;p

  2. Ruswandi // May 16, 2009 at 7:52 PM  

    hmm..scary but i'm curious :-)
    is there anyone get the snake bite in the temple?
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