The Penang Snake Temple is a Chinese temple situated in Southwest Penang Island District, Penang, Malaysia about three km from the airport in Bayan Lepas. Built-in honour of Chor Soo Kong, a Buddhist priest, and healer, legend has it that the monk gave shelter to the snakes and when the temple was completed after his death, they moved in on their own. The temple is also known as the Temple of the Azure Cloud or Pure Cloud Temple and was constructed in 1850 as a result of a generous donation from a Scotsman, David Brown, whom Chor Soo Kong is said to have healed of an incurable disease using local medicine.evotees from as far away as Singapore, Taiwan and China come to pray in the temple on the monk’s birthday (the sixth day of the first lunar month).
The temple also featured during the 8th leg of The Amazing Race 16 and become a location in Tan Twan Eng’s novel “The Gift of Rain” (book 1, chapter 4).
Address: Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Bayan Lepas Industrial Park, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang
Operation Hours: 6am – 7pm
Contact Number: 04-643 7273