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Snake Temple (Hock Hing Keong)

Snake Temple (Hock Hing Keong)

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Snake Temple (Hock Hing Keong) may not be the largest Buddhist temple in Malaysia, but it’s certainly one of the strangest. True to its name, this small Chinese temple in Penang is filled withWagler’s pit vipers and tree snakes perched on trees and wooden frames throughout. The smoke of the always-burning incense, combined with midday heat, renders the snakes largely immobile, but visitors are still advised to avoid handling the reptiles.

According to local legend, snakes began entering the temple on their own shortly after it was built in the mid nineteenth century, and the monks at the time allowed them to stay. The monks will tell you that the snakes are “blessed,” and that’s why they’ve never bitten anyone.

The temple itself is free to enter, but for a small fee, you can also tour the onsite snake farm where it’s possible to see several species of snakes and handle a few of them under expert supervision.

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Open daily 8:30am - 6:00pm
Jalan Tokong Ular, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Bayan Lepas, Penang, 11900
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4D 3N Penang Package I Economy

4D 3N Penang Package I Economy

We are license travel agency which provide Penang tour packages, Penang van rental with driver, and accommodation booking. In our tour package included all admission and accommodation and also affordable price. Economy Hotel. 1) Tune Hotel Penang Package I Day 1 1) Street art (1hr 30min) 2) Masjid Kapitan Keling (30minutes) 3) Snake Temple (30minutes) Admission Included 4) Penang Aquarium (30minutes) Admission Included 5) Dark mansion (1hr) Admission Included 6) Lunch at KFC (1hr) 7) Coffee Tree (30minutes) 8) Magic World (1hr) Admission Included Day 2 1) Sleeping Buddha (30 minutes) 2) Harisston Chocolate (30 minutes) 3) Spice Garden (1hour) Admission Included 4) Lunch at KFC (1hour) 5) Batik Factory (30minutes) 6) Entopia (1hour) Admission Included 7) Dam Teluk Bahang (15 minutes) 8) Taman rimba (1hour)
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  • 4 days
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$400.00
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$400.00
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4D 3N Penang Package M Economy

4D 3N Penang Package M Economy

We are license travel agency which provide Penang tour packages, Penang van rental with driver, and accommodation booking. In our tour package included all admission and accommodation and also affordable price. Economy Hotel. 1) Tune Hotel Penang Package M First Day 1) Snake Temple (30minutes) Admission Included 2) Penang Aquarium (30minutes) Admission Included 3) Little India (1hr) 4) Dark Mansion (1hr) Admission Included 5) Lunch at KFC (1hr) KOmtar lvl 3. 6) Wonderfood (45minutes) Admission Included 7) Penang Gold museum (30 minutes) Admission Included 8) Chocolate Museum (30 minutes) Second Day 1) Kek lok si Temple (1hr) 2) Penang Hill (1hrs) admission included 3) The Habitat (2hrs) admission included 4) Bee Gallery (30minutes) 5) Coffee Tree (30 minutes) 6) Lunch at KFC (1hr) 7) Upside Down (1hr) Admission Included
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  • 4 days
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$400.00
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$400.00
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3D 2N Penang Package J Gold

3D 2N Penang Package J Gold

We are license travel agency which provide Penang tour packages, Penang van rental with driver, and accommodation booking. In our tour package included all admission and accommodation and affordable price. Gold Hotels 1) Hompton Hotel By The Beach 2) Flamingo Hotel 3)Mercure Hotel Package J 1) Snake Temple (30minutes) Admission Included 2) Penang Aquarium (30minutes) Admission Included 3) Little India (1hr) 4) Dark Mansion (1hr) Admission Included 5) Lunch at Seoul Garden 1st Avenue Mall 6) Wonderfood (45minutes) Admission Included 7) Penang Gold museum (30 minutes) Admission Included 8) Coffee Tree (30 minutes)
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  • 3 days
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$355.00
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$355.00
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4D 3N Penang Package I Gold

4D 3N Penang Package I Gold

We are license travel agency which provide Penang tour packages, Penang van rental with driver, and accommodation booking. In our tour package included all admission and accommodation and also affordable price. Gold Hotels. 1) Hompton Hotel By The Beach 2) Flamingo Hotel 3)Mercure Hotel Package I Day 1 1) Street art (1hr 30min) 2) Masjid Kapitan Keling (30minutes) 3) Snake Temple (30minutes) Admission Included 4) Penang Aquarium (30minutes) Admission Included 5) Dark mansion (1hr) Admission Included 6) Lunch at Seoul Garden Gurney Plaza. (90 minutes) 7) Coffee Tree (30minutes) 8) Magic World (1hr) Admission Included Day 2 1) Sleeping Buddha (30 minutes) 2) Harisston Chocolate (30 minutes) 3) Spice Garden (1hour) Admission Included 4) Lunch at Seoul Garden Gurney Plaza. (90 minutes) 5) Batik Factory (30minutes) 6) Entopia (1hour) Admission Included 7) Dam Teluk Bahang (15 minutes) 8) Taman rimba (1hour)
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  • 4 days
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$550.00
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$550.00
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3D 2N Penang Package J Platinum

3D 2N Penang Package J Platinum

We are license travel agency which provide Penang tour packages, Penang van rental with driver, and accommodation booking. In our tour package included all admission and accommodation and affordable price. Platinium Hotels 1) Park Royal Resort Penang. 2) Double Tree Resort By Hilton. 3) G Hotel Kelawei. 4) Hard Rock Hotel. Package J 1) Snake Temple (30minutes) Admission Included 2) Penang Aquarium (30minutes) Admission Included 3) Little India (1hr) 4) Dark Mansion (1hr) Admission Included 5) Lunch at Seoul Garden 1st Avenue Mall 6) Wonderfood (45minutes) Admission Included 7) Penang Gold museum (30 minutes) Admission Included 8) Coffee Tree (30 minutes)
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  • 3 days
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$500.00
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$500.00
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3D 2N Penang Package J Silver

3D 2N Penang Package J Silver

We are license travel agency which provide Penang tour packages, Penang van rental with driver, and accommodation booking. In our tour package included all admission and accommodation and affordable price. Silver Hotels 1) Sentral Seaview Hotel. Package J 1) Snake Temple (30minutes) Admission Included 2) Penang Aquarium (30minutes) Admission Included 3) Little India (1hr) 4) Dark Mansion (1hr) Admission Included 5) Lunch at KFC (1hr) 6) Wonderfood (45minutes) Admission Included 7) Penang Gold museum (30 minutes) Admission Included 8) Coffee Tree (30 minutes)
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  • 3 days
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$260.00
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$260.00
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4D 3N Penang Package H Gold

4D 3N Penang Package H Gold

We are license travel agency which provide Penang tour packages, Penang van rental with driver, and accommodation booking. In our tour package included all admission and accommodation and also affordable price. Gold Hotels 1) Hompton Hotel By The Beach 2) Flamingo Hotel 3)Mercure Hotel Package H Day 1 1) Street art (1hr 30min) 2) Masjid Kapitan Keling (30minutes) 3) Snake Temple (30minutes) Admission Included 4) Penang Aquarium (30minutes) Admission Included 5) Dark mansion (1hr) Admission Included 6) Enjoy lunch at Seoul Garden 1st Avenue 7) Coffee Tree (30minutes) 8) Magic World (1hr) Admission Included Day 2 1) Fort Cornwallis (30minutes) Admission Included. 2) Penang Time Tunnel (45 minutes) Admission Include. 3) Sleeping Buddha (30 minutes). 4) Harisston Chocolate (30 minutes). 5) Enjoy lunch at Seoul Garden Gurney Plaza. 6) Spice Garden (1hr) Admission Included. 7) Enjoy lunch at Seoul Garden Gurney Plaza. 8) Fruit Farm (1hr) Admission Included. 9) Batu Feringghi Beach (1hr).
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  • 4 days
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$570.00
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$570.00
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4D 3N Penang Package H Platinium

4D 3N Penang Package H Platinium

We are license travel agency which provide Penang tour packages, Penang van rental with driver, and accommodation booking. In our tour package included all admission and accommodation and also affordable price. Platinium Hotels. 1) Park Royal Resort Penang. 2) Double Tree Resort By Hilton. 3) G Hotel Kelawei. 4) Hard Rock Hotel. Package H Day 1 1) Street art (1hr 30min) 2) Masjid Kapitan Keling (30minutes) 3) Snake Temple (30minutes) 4) Penang Aquarium (30minutes) 5) Dark mansion (1hr) 6) Enjoy lunch at Seoul Garden 1st Avenue 7) Coffee Tree (30minutes) 8) Magic World (1hr) Day 2 1) Fort Cornwallis (30minutes) 2) Penang Time Tunnel (45 minutes) 3) Sleeping Buddha (30 minutes). 4) Harisston Chocolate (30 minutes). 5) Enjoy lunch at Seoul Garden Gurney Plaza. 6) Spice Garden (1hr). 7) Fruit Farm (1hr) 8) Batu Feringghi Beach (1hr).
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  • 4 days
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$800.00
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$800.00
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3D 2N Penang Package J Economy

3D 2N Penang Package J Economy

We are license travel agency which provide Penang tour packages, Penang van rental with driver, and accommodation booking. In our tour package included all admission and accommodation and affordable price. Package J 1) Snake Temple (30minutes) Admission Included 2) Penang Aquarium (30minutes) Admission Included 3) Little India (1hr) 4) Dark Mansion (1hr) Admission Included 5) Lunch at KFC (1hr) 6) Wonderfood (45minutes) Admission Included 7) Penang Gold museum (30 minutes) Admission Included 8) Coffee Tree (30 minutes)
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  • 3 days
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$200.00
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$200.00
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Penang Temple Run Private Tour

Penang Temple Run Private Tour

Enjoy a Private Tour to some of Penang Islands Magnificent Temples. Each Temple has unique history and culture infused located in the Unesco Heritage area and the surrounding island.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.47
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$39.47

4D 3N Penang Package M Gold

4D 3N Penang Package M Gold

We are license travel agency which provide Penang tour packages, Penang van rental with driver, and accommodation booking. In our tour package included all admission and accommodation and also affordable price. Gold Hotels 1) Hompton Hotel By The Beach 2) Flamingo Hotel 3)Mercure Hotel Package M First Day 1) Snake Temple (30minutes) Admission Included 2) Penang Aquarium (30minutes) Admission Included 3) Little India (1hr) 4) Dark Mansion (1hr) Admission Included 5) Lunch at Seoul Garden 1st Avenue Mall. 6) Wonderfood (45minutes) Admission Included 7) Penang Gold museum (30 minutes) Admission Included 8) Chocolate Museum (30 minutes) Second Day 1) Kek lok si Temple (1hr) 2) Penang Hill (1hrs) admission included 3) The Habitat (2hrs) admission included 4) Bee Gallery (30minutes) 5) Coffee Tree (30 minutes) 6) Lunch at Seoul Garden Gurney Plaza 7) Upside Down (1hr) Admission Included
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  • 4 days
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$550.00
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$550.00
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Penang: Orang Utan Island & City Flexible Full Day Tour

Penang: Orang Utan Island & City Flexible Full Day Tour

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A full day (8 hours) tour, starting with a visit by driving over Penang bridge to Orangutan Sanctuary Island on mainland Peninsular Malaysia to see some 17 Orangutan up close and personal. Get to know them by names - BJ, Adam, Hiroshi, Manu and others. We, the human, are being enclosed, not the orangutan. Alpha may weigh up to 300 kilogram, so be careful, they have the strength up to 7 adults! They shared some 97% of human's DNA; no wonder they are fun to watch. Upon returning to Penang Island, the afternoon is flexible itinerary. Among others you can visit a wet market to see unique produce and sample some exotic and fusion local foods. Visit a temple with poisonous snakes or enjoy street arts, Clan jetty, Clan-house, a Captain's house, George Town's World Unesco Heritage enclave or Thai temple. Experience George Town's diverse multi-racial cultures living harmoniously side by side along street of harmony. Talk to your tour guide on the options for the rest of the available time.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$155.00
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$155.00
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Taking safety measures

Penang Full-Day Private Customizable Tour with Pick Up

Penang Full-Day Private Customizable Tour with Pick Up

This tour allow you to choose the attractions that you like, not like the can approach of a fixed itinerary tour. For a 7 hours visit from ship or hotel or airport, you choose some 5-8 attractions to go from the list in "tour details". You choose the place and decide on the you time needed. Either you go deep into selected location, or you can just stop by the corner to take photos from the outside not needing enter the attraction, you made your own decision. If mobility is a concern, you can choose to circulate the Penang Island and take in the view from the comfort of air-conditioned car. If you could not decide on where to go or what to do, let our licensed tour guide choose it for you. The tour guide cum driver, will accompany you into all attractions and give commentary on the go. Penang is Marvel for you to discover.!
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.00
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$70.00

4D 3N Penang Package Holidays M Silver

4D 3N Penang Package Holidays M Silver

We are license travel agency which provide Penang tour packages, Penang van rental with driver, and accommodation booking. In our tour package included all admission and accommodation and also affordable price. Silver Hotels 1) Sentral Seaview Hotel. Package M First Day 1) Snake Temple (30minutes) Admission Included 2) Penang Aquarium (30minutes) Admission Included 3) Little India (1hr) 4) Dark Mansion (1hr) Admission Included 5) Lunch at KFC (1hr) KOmtar lvl 3. 6) Wonderfood (45minutes) Admission Included 7) Penang Gold museum (30 minutes) Admission Included 8) Chocolate Museum (30 minutes) Second Day 1) Kek lok si Temple (1hr) 2) Penang Hill (1hrs) admission included 3) The Habitat (2hrs) admission included 4) Bee Gallery (30minutes) 5) Coffee Tree (30 minutes) 6) Lunch at KFC (1hr) 7) Upside Down (1hr) Admission Included
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  • 4 days
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$440.00
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$440.00
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Snake Temple (Hock Hing Keong) hours of operation: Open daily 8:30am - 6:00pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.