Dharmikarama Burmese Temple, George Town

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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Dharmikarama Burmese Temple by using our George Town online holiday builder .
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  • On Lorong Burma, right opposite the Thai Buddhist temple, this is a very typical modern Buddhist temple. Has the usual murals of the Buddha's journey to enlightenment along the approach to the main sa...  more »
  • Jika sudah datang ke Penang, tidak akan ketinggalan untuk sembahyang ke Dharminarsma Burmese Temple. Melakukan persembahan untuk Bhante, memohon pengampunan dosa dan kemurahan rezeki..  more »
  • Nice temple. Showing the history of Buddha Sakyamuni and also many version of Buddha’ statue from many countries.  more »
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  • Beautiful carvings and architecture. The garden is pleasant to wander around. Worth a visit if visiting the Reclining Bhudda temple across the road
  • Nice Temple in Burmese style. Worth visiting if only for the beautiful pictures, Burmese architecture and statues. I wish they had a restaurant as well.
  • This is a fascinating place. It stands opposite to the reclining Buddha temple. It was of course peaceful. There are a few buildings inside and several sculptures depicting scenes and characters from Buddhism. It took me more time than I had planned for and was worth it.
  • I have already forgotten that Burmesse temples are so different from Thai. This is a nice reminder.
  • This temple is fairly large in terms of area compared to wat chayamangkalaram. A great place with piece of mind. Treat to watch. Recommended!

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As an established tourist destination, George Town offers a range of options making use of the city's famous architectural diversity, with boutique hotels in the old town themed around the history of the building they occupy. For such singular accommodations, expect to pay a little more. Budget hotels and unbranded local options provide a comfortable night sleep at an affordable rate. The coastal areas offer more expensive resort-style luxury rooms with sea views, while away from the beaten track, you'll find backpacker hostels providing good options for those wanting to keep on the move.
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