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Thanboddhay Paya, Monywa

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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. Plan your Thanboddhay Paya visit and explore what else you can see and do in Monywa using our Monywa trip itinerary maker.
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  • Yes there were a lot of Buddhas of all shapes and sizes, claims of over half a million would not be an exaggeration. These Buddhas were donated through cash donations. In all the temples, including th...  more »
  • More than 500,000 Buddhas on the same site. Gold everywhere, the foil, colors, kitsch! It's almost anything... and yet it works: it is subjugated, invaded, we don't know, or wear the eye.
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  • A very unique Pagoda. Inside the Pagoda is full of standing statues of Buddha. A must to visit if you go to Monywa. Nice place.  more »
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  • ThanBoddhay pagoda.... one of the famous pagoda in myanmar...
  • Amazing and peaceful place.
  • Family Donation trip
  • Exceptional pagoda to share its 500 000 Buddha.
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  • Worth a look and
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