Burmese Temple (Dhammikarama), Penang

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    Burmese Temple

    by Swwaattcchh Written Nov 5, 2005

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    This is just opposite the Sleeping Buddha temple.

    Very interesting, and you will find a huge standing buddha in one of its halls.
    Look behind the huge buddha, and you will see a row of many buddhas from all over Asia.

    The Burmese Temple The huge Buddha The many buddhas of Asia The intrinsic ceiling works in the Temple
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    The Burn\mese Temple

    by kphstar Written Apr 28, 2005

    The Burmese temple has a huge compound. As you enter, you'll get an pictorial account of the life of Buddha (very much like what you get hanging around a church).

    In the main buiding, you'll find the most beautiful gold left decoration on walls, statues and even the ceiling. However, this is only a entree. In the centre stands a 20 metre high gold Buddha. It's a must see.

    We arrived there just after the Water Festival. Damn shame I say. Would have love to bring inthe Super Soaker.

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    Burmese Temple

    by Ines28 Written Dec 12, 2004

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    Wat Dhammikarama, the only Burmese temple in Malaysia, boasts intricately carved decorations and a 27-foot tall standing Buddha.
    I was very impressed by the fine artwork and unusual design (never having seen a Burmese temple before!)

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  • Serene is the word

    by kissgurami Written Apr 15, 2004

    Extremely beautiful carvings. They have the different hand postures of buddism in various countries. Very nice.

    During chinese new year, they have the burmaese monks to bless you n tie a yellow string ard your wrist.

    the place is getting a renovation slowly based on donations. there's this bespectacled chinese lady. Have seen her twice, last yr she was helping to collect for the tile n this year is a piece of gold paper i tink for sticking it on the statue. usual donation is RM10. nice to know that my family names on the rooftop now :p

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    The Epic Renunciation

    by Imbi Written Feb 2, 2004

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    This mural depicts the great Renunciation of Prince Siddarta Gotama riding on his stallion Kanthaka and followed by his servant Channa. Prince crosses the river Anoma where he than discards all his princely attire and cut off his hair in exchange for an ascetic robe and alms bowl.

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    World Guardian and Protector

    by Imbi Written Feb 2, 2004

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    World Guardian and Protector
    There is a statue of this weird looking animal in the Burmese Temple. It is the combination of five best animals. It has trunk and tusks like elephant, four hoofed legs like horse, face like lion, horn like deer and tail like fish.

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    Dharmikarama Burmese Temple

    by Imbi Written Feb 2, 2004

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    Burmese Temple is has different sections where you could experience very impressive time. apart from those pair of elephants guarding the entrance to this Burmese temple there is a pagoda, a Boddhi tree and a wishing pond. It is the scene of many festivities during the water festival in April.

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    Dharmikarama Burmese Temple

    by Imbi Written Feb 2, 2004

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    The temple has a Main Shrine Hall, Sima Hall, Dinning Hall, Monks Quarters, Preceptors Lodge, Sunday school, Library and a Lecture Hall. There is also wish well in the middle of the temple which is one of the oldest temple in Penang and still in use.

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    Burmese Buddhist Temple II

    by kenyneo Updated Jan 28, 2004

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    The only Burmese was founded on 1st Aug 1803 and was formerly known as Nandy Moloh Burmese Temple. The public place of worship was purchased by Nyonya Betong from George Layton for 390 Spanish peso. It has a unique pagoda, sima hall and a temple well.

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    Burmese Buddhist Temple

    by kenyneo Written Jan 27, 2004

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    The temple is located at Burma Lane off Burmah Road...once you find the road you will never miss it coz its Golden Roof will greet you from afar ...the existence of this temple show sthe presence of Burmese community and influence since time immemorial ...if you want to know ethnicity that has made Penang such a beautiful cultural melting pot ..take a visit to the State Muzeum

    The main hall housed a tall Standing Buddha
    , the ceiling is adorned with delicate wood carvings and behind the Standing Buddha are two rows of smaller buddhas , each differ from other depicting Buddhas from different parts of the world Japan, Korea, China, India etc etc

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    Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple

    by pehsan Updated Dec 21, 2003

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    A pair of elephants guard the entrance to this Burmese temple. Within the pagoda grounds are a Bodhi tree and a wishing pond. This is the site of many festivities during the water festival in April.

    Admission is free
    Weekdays : Early morning to late evening
    Weekends & Public Holidays : Early morning to late evening

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    Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple

    by Audrey118 Updated Jul 16, 2003

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    This area of Pulau Tikus (Rat Isle) was once in a Burmese village with lots of fisherman dwelling. But the only remains of their dwellings in Penang is this temple which apparently was founded during the early 1800s.

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    Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple

    by Audrey118 Written Jul 15, 2003

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    The Burmese are devout Buddhists. History tells us of Burmese settling in Penang Island, many wear around the Pulau Tikus area. They came here as early as 1800s and appealed to Queen Victoria of England for land to build bigger temples and burial grounds for elders. Queen Victoria through the East India Company granted land jointly for the Siamese and Burmese communities to erect their temples.

    This Burmese temple is the first Buddhist temple in Penang.

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    Visit Temples along Lorong Burma

    by Audrey118 Updated Jul 15, 2003

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    There are quite a number of temples worth visitng while in Penang Island.

    There are two very interesting temples in the area of Pulau Tikus, along Lorong Burma there are two facing each other; one is the Thai Buddhist temple with the famous reclining Buddha, and the other a large one which is Burmese version.

    The Thai temple ~ Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram
    The Burmese ~ Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist temple

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    Beautiful Burmese Temple

    by ozpaul Written Feb 9, 2013

    What a lovely place to visit. On our way back into Georgetown, we visited this temple complex. Some beautiful sculptures and statues.

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