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Gurney Drive Attractions

What to See in Gurney Drive

Gurney Drive is most well known for its happening eating places at night. Perhaps then, not many people know that two of the most beautiful temples are located in the vicinity.

The two Burmese temples located opposite each other on Lorong Burmah, the Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram and the Dharmikarama, are deemed worthy of a visit if only to admire the striking beauty of its architecture.

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Dharmikarama Burmese Temple

Dharmikarama Burmese Temple is the only Burmese Buddhist temple outside Myanmar. Located in Georgetown Penang, it stands opposite Wat Chayamangkalaram Temple, with a pair of large stone elephants flanking the front gates. Inside the pagoda grounds is a Boddhi tree, a wishing pond and apartments for monks. Devotees have contributed many statues of Buddha, so his Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 05:00 – 18:00
  • Address: 24 Lorong Burmah, 10250 Penang
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Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram Temple

Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram Temple is the largest Thai temple in Penang. Set just off Jalan Burma (on the way to Batu Ferringhi), the yellow-and-blue temple is also known as Wat Buppharam. Built in 1845, it is home to a 108ft-long reclining Buddha image, said to be the third largest in the world. Draped in a gold-leafed Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 10:00 – 18:00 Daily
  • Location: Lorong Burma, Pulau Tikus, Georgetown
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