Monday, April 1, 2013

The Reclining Buddha Temple

This temple, Wat Chaiyamangalaram, is popular among visitors to Penang. There is no facilities for wheelchair users. I hope the photos here will give you a rough idea of what to expect if you want to visit this place.

This is the entrance to the temple compound. Usually it is open for cars to go in. But parking lots are very limited.

The Buddha is inside this main hall. You will face your first barrier (marked X) as you approach this building.

The next barrier is at the door. The step is quite high. 

The main hall is flat and smooth once you are inside. There are other smaller buildings beside the main hall and there are full of steps. (See photos below.)

This is typical of the temples in Penang. Under the Uniform Building By-laws, places of worship are supposed to be disabled friendly. But so far, I don't see any significant improvement.

(Date of visit : 26 March 2013)

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