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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Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram Temple Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram Temple

The island’s landscape is liberally sprinkled with plenty of sightseeing spots as well as various temples that feature Buddhist architecture. One of its most noteworthy houses of worship is the Wat Chaiya Mangakalaram Temple. Read More...

 
Dharmikarama Burmese Temple Dharmikarama Burmese Temple

Built in 1803, Dharmikarama Burmese Temple is Penang’s first Burmese temple. This striking temple with its golden rooftops comprises pagodas, a well, Shrine Hall and Sime Hall, in which a giant Lord Buddha’s statue sits. Read More...

 

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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 serene-faced image can be found at almost every corner in different meditation poses. The walkways have a series of panels with beautiful murals depicting scenes of the journey of Prince Siddharta (dressed in typical Burmese fashion) achieving Nirvana and becoming Buddha. Read More...

Opening Hours: 05:00 – 18:00
Address: 24 Lorong Burmah, 10250 Penang

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 saffron robe, the sprawling statue was erected as a monument to signify Buddha’s final resting position at his death and symbolizes his detachment from worldly matters. Located opposite the less extravagant Dharmmikarama Temple (which lights up beautifully at night) Wat Chaiya Mangakalaram Temple is a beautiful sight with ornate, gold pagodas, and mural-painted walls. Read More...

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

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