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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  • This is a very colourful pagoda. I stayed a short while, talking with a local who was visiting on Full Moon Day. I enjoyed the ambience. If I had spent more time, I'm sure I would be enjoyed myself mo...  more »
  • Very very nice place both inside and outside... place full of small places where we discover Buddhas everywhere... the aisles of gilt and statues. Very pretty exterior too.
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  • We just visited this, but decided not to go inside. The outside is spectacular with so many Buddha statues. From very tiny to bigger ones. You can't count them all. The colours of the building are bri...  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

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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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