8 Buddhist Temples to explore in Malaysia
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Wat Buppharam is a Thai temple in the Pulau Tikus suburb of George Town, Penang, Malaysia. Situated at Jalan Perak, the temple is the home to a renowned statue of Buddha, the "Lifting Buddha". The temple became a focal point for the annual Siamese Songkran and Loi Krathong festivals within the city suburb and for the city's yearly Buddha Day procession as well the Jathukarm-Ramathep-Ganesha blessing ceremonies.
Chinese temple practicing the Three Doctrinal Systems of Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism. lIt is the oldest functioning temple in Malaysia. The seven-meter red flag-pole facing the left-wing of the main prayer hall houses the remains of two of the three Kapitans who contributed to the construction of the temple.
Mahindarama Buddhist Temple is a Sri Lankan temple situated in Jalan Kampar of George Town of Penang in Malaysia. It is the sole and the oldest Malaysian Sri Lankans temple in the state which is also one of the few temples in Malaysia where the Buddha's relics are stored. The temple became a focal point for the Candle Lighting Day and the annual Wesak festival within the city suburb.
Thai Buddhist Chetawan Temple also commonly referred to as Wat Chetawan is a famous Thai Buddhist temple complex in Petaling Jaya , a Malaysian city developed as a satellite city of Kuala Lumpur. This ornate building is probably the only authentic-design Thai temple in Kuala Lumpur.
A six-tiered temple of the Chinese sea goddess Mazu. The temple was constructed from 1981 and completed in 1987, built by Hainanese people living in Malaysia. The temple represents a successful combination of modern architectural techniques and authentic traditional design featuring imposing pillars, spectacular roofs, ornate carvings, and intricate embellishments.