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Burmese Buddhist temple in Penang is located directly opposite the Thai temple Wat Chaiyamangkalaram. Founded in 1803, it is the first Buddhist temple built by Penang.
The place is not only beautiful, but also very interesting. The temple is large and built very ingeniously, inside the main building there is even an elevator to the top floor, which can be used by every visitor. But the most remarkable thing is that the collection of donations is made in the form of fun attractions. For example, in a bowl rotating on a special design in the middle of a small artificial pond, you need to throw a coin, each of which fulfills a particular desire that is signed on each of the bowls. And there is also a recreation area where you can take a break from the scorching heat on the benches. In general, this is just a must-visit temple, and if you get here, do not forget to visit the Thai Buddhist temple across the street.
🕐 Working hours: from 9:00 to 18:00.
💵 Entrance fee / tickets price: entrance to the temple is free.
🚶 How to get there: the temple is located within Georgetown, but quite far from the Old Town, walking distance is very far (temple on the map). You can get there by bus №10, 101, 103, 104, 304. Directly opposite it is Thai temple.