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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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  • This combined with the standing Buddha is a nice half a day trip and makes it worth staying in Monywa for one night on your way from Bagan to Mandalay. I was very pleased surprised with the temple. It...  more »
  • When you think you've seen many Buddha statues and arrive here you realize that the "madness" no amai end. More than 500,000 statues together between color, light and atmosphere.
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  • Top hammer! When you're there, visit him in any case. We have taken him in a bike taxi tour or extra therefore went to Monywa and it was worth it!
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  • ThanBoddhay pagoda.... one of the famous pagoda in myanmar...
  • Amazing and peaceful place.
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  • Exceptional pagoda to share its 500 000 Buddha.
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  • Worth a look and
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