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!)
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
What a lovely place to visit. On our way back into Georgetown, we visited this temple complex. Some beautiful sculptures and statues.
The Dhammikarama Burmese Temple at Burmah Lane, was the first Buddhist temple to be built in Penang in 1803,.
This temple is a lovely site and well worth the trip to see it.
The Burmese Buddhist Temple is just across the road from the Reclining Buddha Temple... It is a much more interesting temple than the one across the road...there is so much to see inside and out.