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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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  • I was fortunate in that the sun was shining, creating gorgeous light on the outside of this very ornate temple. There are thousands of tiny buddhas embedded in the walls, columns and everywhere you lo...  more »
  • A lot of work and money invested. The result is impressive but too much. Too many colors... of course too many Budhas... but thats the idea. Over 600,000 Budhas of all sizes. Interesting to see. We du...  more »
  • I took a private driver to get to Monywa for 1 day from Mandalay (public transport at the moment not recommended, there are plenty of buses but the time between first and last bus is not sufficient to...  more »
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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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