Saturday, May 21, 2016

WAT CHAYAMANGKALARAM Thai Buddhist Temple~ Most notable for its Reclining Buddha statue!

The Reclining Buddha Temple (Wat Chayamangkalaram) is also known as the Sleeping Buddha by the locals. This temple is a Thai temple and it is well known due to the gold plated reclining Buddha that is as long as 33meters. This made it one of the largest available in the whole wide world. The temple was built in the year of 1845 on the five acres land given by Queen Victoria to the Thai's community. The reclining Buddha represents the historical Buddha at his death, with the name of Pra Buddhachaiya Mongkul which is a symbol to a complete peace and detachment from the world. You will be greeted by two statues right outside of the temple entrance. Remember to take off your shoes when you step into the temple. Behind the reclining Buddha, you can see there are many niches, containing the ashes of devotees. There is a small Thai village and a Thai cemetery just behind the temple.





































 
Wat Chayamangkalaram  
Address: 17, Lorong Burma, 10250, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Hours: Open today · 8.00AM – 5.00PM