Malaysia’s historic Penang Island is home to a vibrant culture; the inner city of renowned state capital George Town is a UNESCO world heritage site. For visitors to get a taste of Malaysia flavor in Penang, an exclusive Penang hotel is the perfect location to host a stay on the island. One quality Tanjung Bungah hotel Penang has to offer is the Copthorne Orchid Hotel Penang. Featuring stylish décor and modern amenities, this elegant property is a great option for tourists as well as business visitors. Explore one of the most beautiful Buddhist temples in Penang: the Dharmikarama Burmese Temple. Built in 1805, it is the only Burmese Buddhist temple built outside Burma, and was the first Buddhist temple to be constructed in Penang. It is one of two major temples on the Theravada co-op on Burma Lane. Walking up to the temple fills one with a sense of awe, as you are greeted with two large stone elephants flanking the front gates. The pagoda grounds feature a beautiful old Bodhi tree, which is what the Buddha attained enlightenment under, a wishing pond to cast your desires to the heavens, and apartments to accommodate Buddhist monks. Thanks to the colourful variety of resplendent Buddha statues donated by devotees, come face-to face with the tranquil Buddha depicted in various poses of meditation at numerous points through the temple. Breathe the living history framing the walking paths, which are graced with intricate murals depicting the story of the Buddha’s life. Any visitor to this gorgeous tribute to Buddhism will be imbued with a profound sense of peace and tranquility, so be sure to truly savour your time here.