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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  • August 17, 2017
    For those who do not know Burma and its magnificent Buddhist temples here is a place that gives a taste with a well maintained garden. The contrast with the Chinese temple in front is striking and brings charm to the multicultural visit.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Living South China 僑 advises religious belief seem to become part of life, comes to Temple 廟 why you'll see a lot of Chinese people want to pray, 習 慣 a day to burn incense.
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  • August 16, 2017
    This is one of the most beautiful and oldest temple in Penang. This Burmese temple is decorated with beautiful paintings of the life of Buddha and housed one of the largest Buddha statue in South East...  more »
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  • June 16, 2017
    Beautiful carvings and architecture. The garden is pleasant to wander around. Worth a visit if visiting the Reclining Bhudda temple across the road
  • May 16, 2017
    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.
  • January 22, 2017
    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.
  • July 10, 2017
    I have already forgotten that Burmesse temples are so different from Thai. This is a nice reminder.
  • April 2, 2017
    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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