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“Sleeping buddha temple together with Burmese temple, one go!!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Dharmikarama Burmese Temple

Dharmikarama Burmese Temple
24 Lorong Burmah, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
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Ranked #4 of 77 things to do in George Town
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“Sleeping buddha temple together with Burmese temple, one go!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

too hot. please bring an umbrella and adequate water. do try the coconut icecream right outside the sleeping buddha temple. do visit both the sleeping buddha and this burmese temple. at the back there are some nice fountains and a very beautiful Bell Tower with nice sceneries at the top floor. the paintings in this burmese temple depicting buddha's life are awesome. souvenirs can be bought inside the temple, do support them. outside this burmese temple, they sell alot of souvenirs at very cheap prices....

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“Why not”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

Across the road from Wat Chayamangkalaram the Reclining Buddah. Why not visit this temple. It's worth a visit not only due to proximity. The architecture is interesting with multiple praying rooms. Go early to avoid the heat.

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“Decent place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

A very decent place with a number of things to see, multiple praying sites (I think), story of Buddha through over twenty paintings, a globe (bit tacky but fun to take pictures) etc.

Worth a visit if you have too much time. There is another temple just across the road as well

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“The oldest Buddhist Temple in The Pearl of Orient”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

It was founded in 1803, the oldest and only Burmese Buddhist Temple in Malaysia. Rich with Burmese architecture. Teak wood cravings and marble Buddha statues. 4 storeys Golden Bell Tower and Arahant Pool. Sculptures are made by Burmese Craft men from Burma. Life of the Buddha's story in painting is hanging along the passage way corridor. Very nice, serene and peaceful place to visit and worship.

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“An Average Temple”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

It is hard to put a handle on why my husband and I are only giving Dharmikarama Burmese Temple an average rating. Maybe, it was that we saw many more impressive temples in Southeast Asia. Located on Lorong Burma, at the outskirts of George Town and across the street from Wat Chayamangkalaram, the temple is open every day until about 5:00pm, and admission is free.
We found the religious grounds and buildings to be well-worn. Some of the statues are in need of repainting as they are a bit faded. Despite not having bling-bling like Thai temples, it was not as impressive as what we saw in Bangkok and Singapore. Everything was rather simple compared to Bangkok and Singapore. If one compares it to what is across the street, it is not as interesting.
There are landscaped gardens that Wat Chayamangkalaram does not have – something we greatly appreciated in the middle of the afternoon. The pools here were showing its age. One good thing about the Dhamikarama Burmese temple is that it is has many shaded spots where you can enjoy the sights without too much noise.
Please be modestly dressed when visiting this religious site and any other religious site. Do not dress for the beach, but expect to take your shoes to enter the temple. After finding some solitude here, go across the street to take in the Thai version.
If you are interested in culture and history, make historic George Town your first stop. In our opinions, there are more interesting things there to see and do. This includes the very nice original Chinese clan house.

Visited August 2013
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