Dhammikarama Burmese Temple
The Dhammikarama Burmese Temple was constructed in 1803 and is the first Burmese Buddhist Temple in Malaysia. The temple is located in the Pulau Tikus district in Georgetown. It sits across the road from the Wat Chaiyamangkalaram Thai temple along Burmah Lane.
It was established as a Monastery or Kyaung and serves as a sanctuary for the devotees of Buddhism. It has a library, a monks quarters and a lodge. Within the compound of the temple, there are several statues of Buddha and a huge mural portraying the Renunciation of the Buddha.
Those who are culturally and historically inclined will find joy in wandering around the temple to appreciate the Burmese architecture and faith. You will also find that there are many complexes and smaller temples within the vicinity. Don’t forget to stop and admire the paintings in which the life story of Lord Buddha is painted intricately, revealing very informative and educational excerpts of his life.
Image by David James.
Monday – Sunday: 6am – 5:30pm.