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Thanboddhay Paya, Monywa

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Religious Site Tourist Spot
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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TripAdvisor
  • It's amazing such a thousand of statues in one pagoda.This temple stupa type pagoda is built over seven decades ago in upper Myanmar with strange architecture design. All the walls and facade are deco...  more »
  • Absolutely worth the trip if you take the time to wander around and watch closely. The Pagoda's interior is certainly very unique with hundreds of millions of Buddha statues and figurines. But the Pag...  more »
  • The entrance way is guarded by two huge concrete white elephants and inside you will discover a house belonging to Mr Tiger Balm, all sorts of stone figures/nats and a tall tower which apparently only...  more »
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  • 520K buddhas in total large & small. mainly local tourist for pilgimmage, not many foreign tourists seen
  • a unique and very colorful temple !! challenging to count the numbers of Buddha images and pagodas.
  • ThanBoddhay pagoda.... one of the famous pagoda in myanmar...
  • Amazing and peaceful place.
  • Very nice