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. Make Thanboddhay Paya a part of your Monywa vacation plans using our Monywa trip itinerary maker site .
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  • October 1, 2017
    all the temples, pagodas and stupas are beautiful in Burma, the Burmese are so religious that they primarily maintain their religious places
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  • August 14, 2017
    When you think you are Buddha-ed out you arrive at this 'film set' of a pagoda - it almost looks like an exotic wedding cake! There are hundreds of thousands of Buddhas, each one perched in a niche. T...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    Other temples more brutal and breathtaking country, both inside and outside. Buddhas of all sizes, more than 500,000 they say, adorn the interior and exterior of this temple. I recommend a ride also on the outside, which has interesting things, and of course the visit inside is inovildable. It is the country where you won't get tired of making photos anywhere.
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  • February 28, 2017
    520K buddhas in total large & small. mainly local tourist for pilgimmage, not many foreign tourists seen
  • February 5, 2017
    a unique and very colorful temple !! challenging to count the numbers of Buddha images and pagodas.
  • September 2, 2016
    ThanBoddhay pagoda.... one of the famous pagoda in myanmar...
  • October 19, 2016
    Amazing and peaceful place.
  • January 23, 2017
    Very nice

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Monywa offers a small but reasonable selection of accommodation options, all providing a comfortable night's sleep. The city sees a relatively small number of international visitors, but a handful of lodgings serve all of the city's guests, ranging from budget guesthouses to three-star modern hotels. Look toward the river and central General Aung San Road for most hotels, with some offering bike rental, outdoor swimming pools, and free Wi-Fi. Your most economical choices lie back toward the bus station, although these prove less convenient when you start to plan your Monywa sightseeing.
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