The only snake temple in world, temple is full of green snakes roaming around, don't they bite tourists?
In everyday life, everyone knows that snakes are cold-blooded animals. In everyday life, everyone talks about changing color of snakes, and they will be very scared. The mere appearance of snakes makes some people creepy, not to mention characteristically snakes. Therefore, many people will deliberately keep their distance from them,
However, snakes are not common in places. Our world is very big and all sorts of outlandish landscapes and landscapes are found in different places, which is undoubtedly great for travelers who love to travel, are inquisitive and adventurous, they can always find a scenery that will make their eyes sparkle.
The picturesque place that I want to present to you today is unacceptable for ordinary people. This place is absolutely unimaginable and makes you feel awe. It's actually a little scary here.
But what's even more surprising is that this place is actually a temple, and in this temple snakes are everywhere. Snakes come in all sorts of ways: large pythons and poisonous snakes.
Therefore, this scene also attracts many daring and adventurous tourists. Next, I will talk about this unique snake temple in world to understand why it can survive.
1. Why there are snakes in Qingshui Temple
This snake temple is located in Penang, Malaysia, where it is a small temple. This temple was originally called "Qinglong Temple", "Temple of the Snake", and most commonly referred to as "Qingshui Temple". This temple was built not so long ago, it is almost a hundred years old, and it is dedicated to Patriarch Qingshui.
Faith in Patriarch Qingshui exists in history and among Chinese at home and abroad, but we don't often understand it. In 1870s, after monks from China brought a statue of Patriarch Qingshui to Malaysia, they helped locals solve a local plague outbreak.
To be grateful, people here brought many offerings to temple, but these offerings were eaten by snakes. From then on, these snakes will come to temple to eat offerings. That's why there are so many snakes here.
Second, Qingshui Temple is a legend
This small temple has evolved from original "Qingshui Temple" to current "Snake Temple". What's happened? Why do you worship snakes? This is also a very magical legend.
This story took place shortly after temple was built. On Buddha's birthday, local monks discovered that snakes of different colors were approaching temple from all sides. They come here to eat tribute and will not leave immediately, but randomly to every corner of temple.
At first, people felt a miracle, fear and surprise, but these snakes did not harm people, and gradually people got used to it and stopped being afraid. In fact, this is most ordinary temple, and incense in temple is very strong.
Different people come here to worship every day, and gradually they worship not only statues here, but also all kinds of snakes, which is why locals call this temple. It is called "Serpent Temple", which is also the only serpent temple in world.
Third, why local snakes don't bite people
Snakes can be seen everywhere in this temple. Generally, larger snakes are over one meter long, while smaller snakes look like earthworms. They appear on candlesticks, vases, and incense tables. At night, these snakes eat tribute people bring during day.
But they don't harm humans. People think it must be influence of Buddha that makes these animals spiritual. But in fact, some experts believe that this is a degeneration of snakes.
Because they stayed in temple for a long time, they were contaminated with incense, which caused them to move slowly and become lethargic, just like animals in zoo lost ability to survive in wild, so they can only eat in temple.
Besides, the snakes here usually rest during day and come out at night. So don't worry about spending too much time interacting with people. If you happen to be bitten by a venomous snake here, don't worry because teeth of these snakes are treated, which is very safe.
The snakes here are used to having so many people and coexisting with so many people every day, so they won't be very alert and defenseless. When you come here to travel, you can not only take pictures with cobras, but also play with boas, isn't it, it's very exciting!
If you say how many snakes there are, it's really impossible to estimate them. There are so many snakes, large and small, that it is impossible to count them. Although it is very rare to see snakes appearing in temples and coexisting with humans, many tourists hear about it for first time.
But in these parts, this is a very common phenomenon. Tourists who come to Serpent Temple are also very brave, and snakes are not at all afraid here.
After seeing this, are you curious about this temple? Now our travel is convenient and there is nothing special about traveling abroad. If you are interested, you can come here to watch, take pictures with pythons and play with other small snakes. By way, you can also travel in Malaysia. !