Discover sacred Penang
Arriving in Malaysia is arriving in the most fascinating multicultural mixture you can imagine. For example Pulau Penang with its countless temples of all different kinds of religions. Chinese taoist temples, churches, mosques, the biggest Buddhist temple in Malaysia…
Even a snake Buddhist temple with real poisonous vipers on the shrine. This temple is dedicated to a Buddhist monk who seemed to attract snakes and took care of them.
One thing all these temples have in common: they are extremely colorful and beautifully made. They definitaly give Penang its mysterious charm.
Text: Mallika, Images: Deep & Mallika
The Snake Temple
Probably the only one of its kind in the world. The temple honours a resident named Chor Soo Kong, who had healing powers. He was a Buddhist monk, who moved to Penang. The story tells about him great myths and legends of this deity’s power as a healer.
Some devotees from as far away as Singapore and Taiwan come to pray in the temple on Chor Soo Kong’s birthday (the sixth day of the first lunar month). Even more snakes appear on this day.
To know Malaysia is to love Malaysia – a bubbling, bustling melting-pot of races and religions where Malays, Indians, Chinese and many other ethnic groups live together in peace and harmony. This multiculturalism has made Malaysia a gastronomical paradise and home to hundreds of colourful festivals. As a people, Malaysians are very relaxed, warm and friendly.
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We would like to offer you an unforgetable holiday, where you feel invited to relax and open up. Where we can be together and share adventures like friends. Where we start to realize there is more in life than work, busy time schedules and so-called problems…. In one word: just enjoying LIFE..