Apr 5, 2018

22 Penang : Wat Chaiyamangalaram, The Reclining Buddha

I blogged about the Reclining Buddha at Wat Chaiyamangalaram, a Thai temple in Penang about four years ago. If it was impressive before, it is more so now.

Back then, the dragons and serpents at the entrance were painted in matte gold. Today, it is adorned in coloured glass tiles lending it an air of royal grace and strength.

The Serpent Guards at Wat Chaiyamangalaram

The Back Of The Serpent, Wat Chaiyamangalaram

I'm skipping straight to the photos since I've already written about this place before. Within the main building lies the famous 33-metre long (108ft) Reclining Buddha.

Reclining Buddha in the Main Hall at Wat Chaiyamangalaram

Reclining Buddha, Wat Chaiyamangalaram, Penang


Some of the other statues outside the building.

Wat Chaiyamangalaram, Penang

The Guardians of Wat Chaiyamangalaram, Penang

Mythical Statues at Wat Chaiyamangalaram, Penang

The Grounds of Wat Chaiyamangalaram, Penang

Entrance to Wat Chaiyamangalaram, Lorong Burma, Penang

Entrance is free. If you have not been here for many years, it's time for a revisit!

Wat Chaiyamangalaram
Address: 17, Lorong Burma, Pulau Tikus, 10250 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Telephone: +6 016 410 5115

22 comments:

  1. Nice wat. Penang has many temples, from Chinese, Indian to Thailand but I think the Thai temples are the most.

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    1. Good observation, Rose. Now that you mention it, it seems to be!

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    1. Yes, probably the second largest in Malaysia :D

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  3. Everything looks so new, just like they had a fresh coat of paint recently. Lovely shots, dear! xoxo

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    1. Thanks, Shirley! Pretty sure it wasn't too long ago ^.^

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    1. Oh yeah, they went all out with this update :D

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  5. Reminds me of places in China though the ones we saw were not quite so ornate. Glad you are doing well!

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    1. Hello, Abbe! So nice to hear from you. Thank you. I hope you're doing well too. I miss those days we used to catch up on blogs! :D I've slowed down a lot obviously.

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  6. Your photos are so beautiful and colourful. I thought you used a new and fantastic camera only to realise they have refurbished and repainted the whole sculptures. I must visit again. Nice lah.

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    1. I was surprised by the upgrade. It looks really fantastic now ;)

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  7. Wow, everything looks like a fairy tale.

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    1. Now that you mention it... I didn't see it before but now I do!

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    1. They really livened up the place :D

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  9. this reclining buddha in penang i visited before if not mistaken
    I just recently visited one in Hatyai
    which is quite big and the face almost same with this

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    1. I bet you have, Emily - you are well traveled! :D
      Lucky you to have seen the Hatyai one too.

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  10. very long time have not been there. But if go also end up go food hunting instead :P

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  11. Nice temple. No chance to be a tourist in Penang yet. Will do next time.

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