Snake Temple

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Snake Temple - Photo by Shankar S.

Snake Temple - Photo by Shankar S.

A popular tourist destination the Penang Snake Temple is well known for the hundreds of live snakes that call it home. Most of the snakes are pit vipers and green tree snakes that have been de-venomed. The temple dates back to the 1800s when it was built to honour Chor Soo Kong, a Buddhist Monk who was fond of snakes. Legend suggests that the serpents came to the temple after it was completed because of the mythic energy of the space. (Penang, Malaysia)

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