Dhammikarama Temple Penang
(The Burmese Temple)

The Dhammikarama Temple in Penang is a beautiful Burmese Temple and the oldest of all Buddhist temples on Penang island in Malaysia.

Built in 1803, the temple was originally known as Nandy Moloh Burmese Temple and is quite beautiful, both inside and outside and well worth a visit.

photo of the Dhammikarama Temple in PenangPhoto of the BurmeseTemple in Penang
Inside the TempleInside the Temple
world guardian and protectorWorld Guardian and Protector - Panca-Rupa
fish pondThe fish pond

Dhammikarama Burmese Temple in George Town Penang Opening hours:

The Temple complex is open daily from 05:00 in the morning until 18:00 in the evening.

Admission Fee:

Entrance to the Temple grounds is Free.

Location of Dhammikarama Temple in Penang

The Temple is located on Burma Lane (Lorong Burma and if you are staying in any of the hotels in the Gurney Drive area, it is just a short walk away.

Directly opposite the Burmese Temple on the other side of the road, you will find the Thai Temple of Wat Chayamangkalaram and its large Reclining Buddha.

So if you are visiting this area of town, allow yourself enough time to visit both.

Location Map:

Map of the Dhammikarama Temple in PenangMap of the Dhammikarama Burmese Temple in George Town Penang

How to get to the Burmese Temple in Penang

If you are staying in the old part of Georgetown you should catch Bus 101 as it departs every 10 minutes or so and runs along the most popular places to stay in town.

You can catch this bus from the Jetty bus station where it originates or wait for it to travel along Chulia Street.

The bus then turns down Penang Road and goes to KOMTAR bus station.

From there it then travels along Jalan Burma where Lorong Burma leads off of.

The temple is on your right-hand side as you travel down Burma Road.

You will have to ask the driver where to get off and then walk from the bus stop for around 5 minutes to the temple.

If you are staying in the beach areas of Batu Ferringhi or Tanjung Bungah you can also catch this same bus (101).

Other buses that also run close by the temple, are the Rapid Penang buses numbered 10, 103 and 104.

Here are some more pictures from inside the temple and around the grounds.

inside the Burmese Temple in Penang
inside the Burmese Temple in Penang
Burmese Temple in Penang

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