Thanboddhay Paya, Monywa

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#1 of 7 in Historic Sites in Sagaing Region
See around 500,000 carved Buddha figures of different sizes at Thanboddhay Paya. Two white statues of elephants guard the entrance, which leads you to a colorful pagoda dating back to the 14th century. In addition to numerous Buddha images, you can see massive statues along the aisles. Admire the 40 m (131 ft) high golden stupa in the center, and the prayer hall next to it. All the buildings the central stupa are topped with the smaller golden stupas, and you can get a great view over the scene by climbing the watchtower. Around the temple, feed the fish in the pond and see turtles swimming through the water. Make Thanboddhay Paya a part of your Monywa vacation plans using our Monywa trip itinerary maker site .
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  • Is the 14th century (but rebuilt in 1939), the world's largest Golden Buddha statues represented by 500000 praise of all sizes that depict him in various positions and are entirely the walls, columns, pillars, towers and angles around us. Each donation of a Bell is rung faithful. Visit I recommend.
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  • This temple is very special. He came out of the imagination of a monk. He has made plans. It was the realization of his life. Whether in the stupas surrounding or inside the temples, thousands of Buddhas of all sizes take place. It's amazing... You have the possibility to offer or Buddhas, you can buy nearby, to replace or come in addition to existing ones. This is the reason why the number of Buddhas continuously increases. Everything is very kitschy.
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  • The architecture is indescribable...making it strange yet, appealing at same time. It should be "on the list" ... but yikes, the blgs are fantasy where visitor wonders "what the heck?"...  more »
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