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May 13, 2010

Penang sightseeing



Malaysia / Penang

Wat Chayamangalaram temple is another popular tourist attraction in Penang. Built in 1845, the Thai Buddhist temple is popularly known as the Sleeping Buddha temple, as it houses one of the world’s largest reclining Buddha.

The 33-metre long reclining Buddha.

Just opposite the impressive Thai Buddhist temple is the grand and imposing Dhammikarama Burmese Temple. This magnificent temple is definitely worth a visit; I think it’s much bigger than Wat Chayamangalaram and there is a beautiful garden in the temple complex. The architecture of the temple is remarkable and it features rows of Buddha statues from around the world. A very “international” temple indeed!

The typical road scene:  we always drive along this main road with rows of old shophouses on both sides whenever we are in the old town area.

Passed by an abandoned dilapidated old school with rainbow across the sky.

Whose Alma mater?

Fascinated by the bi-colour orange blue sunset near the airport. It’s not photoshopped.

The twilight zone…

Next, more photos from Penang!
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8 Comments Leave your comment

  • Bakeling said on May 13, 2010 6:04 pm

    Follow you to Penang , I never been to Wat Chayamangalaram temple .

    The architecture of the abandoned school looks beautiful .

  • Kikey Loo said on May 14, 2010 4:18 am

    great shot about Penang yah. love the last couple pictures about the sky. very nice.

  • dong ho said on May 14, 2010 12:21 pm

    wow! first time to see a colorful buddha or monument. looks colorful yet somehow unique. ive heard a lot about penang. looks nice.

  • via said on May 14, 2010 12:24 pm

    i mean i did write a review on my penang trip before…kekkee…..a makan trip as well.

    really happy to c u enjoy ur penang trip by looking at ur pics…nice nice…

  • eunice said on May 14, 2010 1:07 pm

    @Bakeling: it was my first time to those temples too. They are popular among tourists, I saw a few tour buses around the area.

    @Kikey Loo: hey thanks! Penang has nice sunset.

    @Dong ho: yeah, the colorful Buddha statue is said to be the 3rd largest reclining Buddha, don’t know if it’s true. :P

    @Via: oic! just blogging about makan in Penang is enough!

  • Ferdz said on May 18, 2010 2:30 pm

    Beautiful photos of Penang Eunice! It’s actually my next stop for Malaysia. Makes me want to go there sooner :D

  • lechua said on May 18, 2010 8:52 pm

    oooh i recall the lying buddha vaguely – loooong time ago .. think i was a kid then. and the temples remind me very much of the temple at the Grand Palace in Bangkok which i recall more vividly since I just visited bkk last dec.

  • Bruce said on May 22, 2010 7:17 am

    i mean i did write a review on my penang trip before…kekkee…..a makan trip as well.

    really happy to c u enjoy ur penang trip by looking at ur pics…nice nice…

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