This Saturday, I'll take you all to the SNAKE TEMPLE in Penang, Malaysia.
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Once we, Thai Inter Airways crews, flew to Kuala Lumpur,malaysia. It was such a short flight from Bangkok, we all were so eager to go sightseeing. We bought 1 day tour at our Hilton Hotel,our mini bus-tour took us to Penang.http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/i ... t&y=Search
The first stop was The Snake Temple, perhaps the only temple of its kind in the world. The temple is filled with the smoke of burning incense and a variety of pit vipers. The vipers are believed to be rendered harmless by the sacred smoke, but as a safety precaution, the snakes have also been de-venomed but still have their fangs intact, visitors are warned against picking up the reptiles and placing them on their bodies for taking pictures. Local devotees believe that the temple's snake population has come there of its own accord.http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/i ... t&y=Search
The temple was built in 1850 in memory of Chor Soo Kong, by a Buddhist monk. Chor Soo Kong was born in China during the Song Dynasty (960-1279). He was very serious about spiritual attainment and was ordained at a young age. Legend has it that Chor Soo Kong, who was also a healer, gave shelter to the snakes of jungle. When he died at the age of 65 after a lifetime of good deeds, he was bestowed the honorific title Chor Soo, meaning an eminent historic figure continuously revered by a community generation after generation. After the completion of the temple, snakes appeared on their own accord. The Snake Temple was originally named the "Temple of the Azure Cloud" in honor of the beauty of Penang's sky.
We went to all the tourist spots in Penang...on the way back to our hotel..we stopped at the Orchid Garden whichhttp://images.search.yahoo.com/search/i ... gac&sado=1
was the most beautiful place of the whole tour for me. I really didn't care about the Snake Temple because I never liked snakes, I walked stiffly around and walked out but all my friends loved Snake Temple.
Do you like Snake Temple???