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Dharmikarama Burmese Temple, George Town
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Admire the monumental architecture and calming interior of a long-established Buddhist place of worship at Dharmikarama Burmese Temple. Founded in 1803 by a wealthy member of the city's Bamar community, the building represents the only Burmese Buddhist temple outside Myanmar. Its particularly colorful and ornate exterior, conical tower, and square main hall distinguish it from other Buddhist temples in the country. Beyond its religious significance, it stands as a testament to a community. Learn the history of Malaysia's Burmese population from the set of information panels positioned throughout the temple grounds. Put Dharmikarama Burmese Temple at the forefront of your travel plans using our George Town vacation builder.
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  • Great temple the standing Buddha was fantastic. We were accosted by two beggars at the entrance however that did not stop hassling you for money and was rude to my mother in law when she got some mone...  more »
  • There are different schools of Buddhism and at this Burmese temple, you will be reminded of Thai temples except for the different building structure. Worth a look around and a blessing from a monk. Sp...  more »
  • When we arrived the place was not very crowded, there was space to take foto's and space to enjoy the gold colored building as well as the dragons and other ornaments. At both sides of the road there ...  more »
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  • Beautiful temple and pagoda! Several "buildings" to see, the whole place was very nice. Don't forget to go up the tower at the back, it's not that high, but enough to have a different wonderful view!
  • I've been 2 this burmese place in 2008. And it was aw esome
  • A Burmese Buddhist Temple in Penang, with its solemn atmosphere and one of the largest Sleeping Buddha statue in Malaysia. The temple is very beautiful and I would recommend to drop-by for a visit.
  • There are several mismatched photos from the opposite sleeping Buddha temple. This is the Burmese temple with several interesting sections to explore. Take some time and go thru them all
  • Fantastic place to have a peaceful time