The Temple of the Reclining Buddha is a typical Thai temple; differences from Malay Chinese Buddhist temples include the design of roofs which have sharp eaves and the presence of chedi (stupa; solid bell-shaped pillars) in the compound. Inside it houses a 33m-long reclining Buddha draped in a gold-leafed saffron robe.

The temple is about 2.5km northwest of central George Town; a taxi here will cost RM15.