22 April 2015

Wat Chaiyamangalaram Thai Buddhist Temple 卧佛寺 / Dhammikarama Burmese Temple 缅佛寺 (Penang)

Visiting the temples is one of our itineraries for Penang trip. We decided to visit Wat Chaiya Mangalaram that was built in 1845, a Thai temple which consists of the notable Reclining Buddha statue. And just opposite the Thai temple, there is a Burmese Buddhist Temple. Both temples are within walking distance to Gurney Paragon Mall.

Wat Chaiya Mangalaram

Entrance of the main hall
Remember to remove your shoes before entering the main hall.
  Magnificent view of Reclining Buddha!
Next, we proceed to the Dhammikarama Burmese Temple which is located opposite of Wat Chaiya Mangalaram Thai Buddhist Temple.
Dhammikarama Burmese Temple
How to get there?
17 Lorong Burma, 10250 Penang (Wat Chaiyamangalaram)
24 Lorong Burma, 10250 Penang (Dhammikarama Burmese Temple)

From Komtar, we took Rapid Bus 103 and along Jalan Kelawei, we alighted at the bus stop right after Lorong Burma (on our left side). The bus fare was RM1.40 per person.

Other buses to Wat Chaiya Mangalaram consist of 10, 101, 103, 104, 304 (Information is from brochure, best to check with the bus driver before boarding the bus).

Visiting hours of Wat Chaiya Mangalaram
Daily from 7am to 6pm.
Main Hall: Daily from 8am to 5pm

Visiting hours of Dhammikarama Burmese Temple
Daily from 6am to 6pm.

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