Dharmikarama Burmese Temple, George Town

#3 of 34 in Historic Sites in George Town
Religious Site · Tourist Spot
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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Dharmikarama Burmese Temple by using our George Town online holiday builder.
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  • very big temple with all glittering gold cover... quite different with Thai temple... cannot find such big & nice burmese temple out of Myanmar... You should drop by on the way from George Town to...  more »
  • Without meaning to sound rude or ignorance, after the 3rd or 4th temple we pretty much switched off. Yes, they are nice. And yes the first temple we saw was neat, but after a while they all start...  more »
  • Serene and tranquil. Look for the tortoises who are astonishing good at pretending to be statues. Darn things made me jump when they moved!
  • Heritage and historic. Would be nice if someone could walk you through the history and the symbolic meanings of the architecture, arts and motives

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