Dharmikarama Burmese Temple

Attraction Lorong Burma, Georgetown, Penang Island, Malaysia Published on: 01-07-2016

1 hours 30 mins
05:00 AM - 06:00 PM
08:00 AM
09:30 AM
First-time visit
Must see
Temple & Monument
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Dharmikarama Burmese Temple is the only Burmese Buddhist temple outside Myanmar. It features a pair of large stone elephants flanking the front gates.

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Why Dharmikarama Burmese Temple is special ?

Dharmikarama Burmese Temple is the only one in Malaysia Myanmar Buddhist monastery, temple architectural of Burmese Buddhist style, the upper half of the Quartet conical tower, the lower half of a square building. Burmese Buddhist temple entrance stands a two Whitehead elephants guarding the monastery. Magnificent temple, everywhere and a variety of intricate carved Buddhist motifs. In the hall there is a statue of up to 10 meters, the majestic grandeur. In 1988 and 2010, was designated as the Penang Tourism Penang state government 15 years of historical monuments tourist areas. This temple was founded in 1st August 1803, but according to scholars, in May 1828 it was formally registered as a Buddhist temple.

This temple about people with Myanmar, which shows the development of Penang Burmese people who have made ​​a positive contribution to the development of the history of the left in Penang some historical sites. Myanmar Burmese Temple is the play of the religious and cultural focal point of the celebrations is the Burmese gathering place, therefore, Penang Burmese Association was founded, which will co-ordinate with the temple management, and jointly promote the cultural, religious and educational activities to share the culture of ethnic minorities in multi-ethnic culture can flourish in Malaysia.

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.

Source: http://penang.attractionsinmalaysia.com/

Selling points

  • 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
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Tips for you

  • You should try to go in the weekdays, to avoid the weekend rush.
  • A good time to visit is during festivals when devotees bring food to feed the monks.
  • Please remove your shoes before entering the Dharmikarama Burmese Temple: place your shoes along with the rows of others on the steps leading up to certain prayer halls.
    Things to do
  • Make sure to walk around the outskirts and out the back through the gardens because they are juat as beautiful as the main temple itself.
    Things to do
  • The cheapest way to get to Dharmikarama Burmese Temple from Komtar or Lebuh Chulia, is to hop on board TransitLink bus #202, Minibus 26, 31 and 88 or Hin Bus #93.
  • It is the scene of many festivities during the water festival in April.
  • Opposit this temple is Burma temple.
    Things nearby


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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.

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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!

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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.).

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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.

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