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STATE MOSQUE

This huge structure, stands on 4.5 hectres of land and accommodates 5,000 worshippers. Completed in 1980, the mosque took 4 years to complete.



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KEK LOK SI TEMPLE

The 'Monastery of Supreme Bliss' is the largest Buddhist temple in Malaysia, and one of the finest in South-east Asia. The temple was built in 1890 and took twenty years to complete. The temple is built on an ascending plane, with numerous halls joined together by a series of steps. The crowning glory of this magnificent complex is the seven tier 'Ban Po' or 'Pagoda of a Thousand Buddhas', which rises to a commanding height of 30 metres. This shrine is dedicated to Boddhisattva Tsi Tsuang Wang, one of the enlightened who declined to enter Nirvana so that he could help bring others to salvation.



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WAT CHAYAMANGKALARAM - SIAMESE TEMPLE

This Buddhist temple is of Thai architecture, and houses the world's third largest reclining Buddha, measuring 33 metres across. Behind the statue are niches where urns containing the ashes of devotees are stored.




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DHARMIKARAMA - BURMESE TEMPLE

Within the grounds of this temple is a Boddhi tree and a wishing pond. It is the scene of many festivals especially during the 'water festival' in April.





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PENANG BRIDGE

The Penang Bridge, which connects Penang island and the mainland, is the longest of its kind in Asia and the third longest in the world. Officially opened on 15 September 1988, the bridge spans 13.5km across the Straits, offering a beautiful view of the open sea, ships and the sprawling coastline.





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SNAKE TEMPLE

This temple was built in 1850 and is dedicated to the deity Chor Soo Kong. Its a sanctuary for the pit vipers said to be 'servants' of the deity. These poisonous snakes coil round pillars, beams and potted plants throughout the temple in a comatose state, made drowsy by the burning incense.




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PENANG HILL

Malaysia's first hill station, Penang Hill is 830 metres (2,730 ft.) above sea level. Visitors can ascend to the top by either hiking up or by the funicular railway which has been operational since 1922. The summit offers a panoramic of Georgetown and the mainland.






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