Attraction Lorong Burma, Georgetown, Penang Island, Malaysia Published on: 01-07-2016
|1 hours 30 mins|
|05:00 AM - 06:00 PM|
Temple & Monument
Dharmikarama Burmese Temple is good for
- Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
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Why Dharmikarama Burmese Temple is special ?
What to explore at Dharmikarama Burmese Temple?
Dharmikarama Burmese Temple stands opposite Wat Chayamangkalaram Temple, with a pair of large stone elephants flanking the front gates.
Inside the pagoda grounds is a Boddhi tree, a wishing pond and apartments for monks. Devotees have contributed many statues of Buddha, so his serene-faced image can be found at almost every corner in different meditation poses.
The walkways have a series of panels with beautiful murals depicting scenes of the journey of Prince Siddharta (dressed in typical Burmese fashion) achieving Nirvana and becoming Buddha.
The temple is at its busiest during festivals such as Wesak Day as well as Thankyan (Water Festival) in April – a celebration similar to Thailand’s Song kran festival, in which devotees splash water at each other and pay respect to elders.
How to get to Dharmikarama Burmese Temple?
Take the Rapid Penang Bus numbered 101 from Georgetown. You can catch this bus from Chulia street, which then goes to Komtar and then along the famous street - Jalan Burma. The temple is on your right hand side. There are other buses that run near to the temple with numbers 10, 103 and 104. You can also take a cab to the temple from anywhere in Penang. The ride will cost an negotiable amount of RM40 form Georgetown to the Reclining Buddha Temple.
- A beautiful temple to visit
- “The Oldest Burmese Temple in Malaysia”
- Absolutely gorgeous temple and grounds!
- Beautiful temple and Buddha's life in pictures
- Simple, serene, small shrine
Lorong Burma, Georgetown, Penang Island, Malaysia
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This is a very beautiful temple and I have visit it since child time. Behind the temple have a nice garden at there got 2 lion standing hold the earth this is the most remember thing in my memory as I know on the earth have some area for you put the coin but now I think is gone.
The dropped us just infront the the temple. There are two huge temples on opposite sides of the road and both are worth visit! No entry fee and beautiful architecture and history. Loved it!
Nice, serene and holy place to visit. The building structure is beautiful, and it is indeed very peaceful inside the temple. Nobody harassed us when we were inside the temple (i.e. selling stuff and forcing us to buy, etc.).
Dharmikarama Burmese Temple is the oldest Burmese Temple in Malaysia, opposite the Thai temple, Wat Chayamangkalaram (Reclining Buddha). Dharmikarama Burmese Temple makes an excellent location for photographers, because there is so much beauty and colours all around. The main prayer hall is decorated with well crafted wood carvings with a gigantic statue of Buddha. The temple is at its busiest during festivals such as Vesak Day as well as the Burmese Thingyan (Water Festival) in April – a celebration similar to Thailand’s Songkran festival, in which devotees splash water at each other and pay respect to elders. We highly recommend visiting this temple in Penang. It is unlike any other temples in the area. See http://hamhamfarm.com/travel/main.html#Malaysia_Penang for more details.