It is a famous and popular destination for tourists from all over the world. They come to see a unique temple where you have venomous temple pit vipers inside a temple. It is quite amazing to see that these arboreal, nocturnal snakes are very docile and seem unperturbed by the close vicinity of their curious human visitors.
Devotees throng the temple annually on the 6th day of the 1st lunar month of the Chinese calendar to pay their respects to “Cheng Chooi Chor Soo Kong” on his birthday. This year it is on 15th February and it will be celebrated on a grand scale – the first Snake Festival to start off the Year of the Snake.
The one aspect of this temple not usually featured is the beauty and greenery of our natural tropical setting. I will not try to describe it but I will share with you photos I have taken to show how this temple blends in with the tropical fauna and foliage, making it so charming and alluring to nature lovers like me.
For more information and photographs of Snake Temple, please visit http://hokkienkongsipenang.com/hockhinkeong.html