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Dharmikarama Burmese Temple

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Address: 24 Lorong Burmah, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
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what a fab place

Just great, very local and a real feel to the local culture, well worth the visit and beautifully maintained

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Paul W
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Just great, very local and a real feel to the local culture, well worth the visit and beautifully maintained

Thank Paul W
Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stumbled across this temple by chance after visiting shopping malls and walking along the road to explore a little. Very peaceful mini oasis. Great way to spend an hour drifting through the different buildings, very ornate and serene. Keep an eye out for the turtle pond tucked away.

Thank Lisa M
Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Was impressed by the relaxed nature of this attraction and the distinct feeling that you were in an oasis in the middle of a busy city. Pleasantly surprised by the lack of retail in this attraction in comparison to other religious sites as well as the freedom to roam wherever without the feeling that you were being monitored as was... More 

Thank Craig C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a peaceful place. I like the hall with Buddha Statues with the design of all around the world. It is cool~

Thank Feynman L
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on New Years Day and there were a lot of visitors. We still found the temple tranquil and peaceful. Spent some time in the well tended gardens. There is a wishing fish pond in the back garden with really big koi fish. Behind the big standing Buddha statue in one of the pavilions, there are rows of Buddha statues... More 

Thank nellielim
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Maqnificient of temples both of Thai and Burmese facing each other...splendour in its beauty...a must to visit these places...even if you are not of other religions...for the Thais...we get to see the sleeping buddha a 33meter long covered with gold leaf... the Burmese...a standing buddha.

Thank safwanlim
Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

*) HOHO Bus City Route: Stop 13. *) Bus Penang Route: No: U101 / U102 / U103 / U104 / U105 *) Open Time -10.00am - 6.00pm *) Dharmikarama Burmese Temple is the only Burmese Buddhist temple outside Myanmar. Located in Georgetown Penang, it stands opposite Wat Chayamangkalaram Temple, with a pair of large stone elephants flanking the front gates.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we went the atmosphere was lovely and the temple was really well kept. Really enjoyed it. The golden pagoda was a favourite.

Thank Kimberley M
Davao City
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is first Burmese monastery-temple in Malaysia, built in 1803. The temple is packed with striking mementos of its rich past.

Thank WanderLustDavao
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a very clean and well maintained temple and the statue of the standing Buddha is truly majestic. The property also has other interesting features like smaller shrines, a pond, and some sculptures which are noteworthy as well. Definitely worth a visit.

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