Place of Worship
Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram
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Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram Temple is the largest Thai temple in Penang. Built in 1845, it is home to a reclining Buddha image, said to be the third largest in the world.
Wat Chaiyamangkalaram was built in 1845 on a piece of land granted to the Siamese community in George Town by Queen Victoria. The land, a diplomatic gesture to promote trading ties between the British Empire and the Siamese Rattanakosin Kingdom, was presented by the then Governor of the Straits…
A Thai temple built in 1845, Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram houses the giant Reclining Buddha statue. Measuring 33 metres long, it is said to be the third largest of its kind in the world and signifies Buddha’s total detachment from worldly matters during the last days of his life. Famous as Buddha’s final…
The famous Sleeping Buddha in Penang and other beautiful Thai Buddhist sculptures is a must see!