Kaunghmudaw Pagoda, Sagaing

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  • The characteristic of this Pagoda is its beautiful Dome, huge and round. They say that inspired by an ancient legend
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  • Honestly, I can't no longer apart the many temples and stupas. Here the many niches with the NAT remained me images in memory. I can not evaluate the other pagodas, but I know there were Golden Buddhas, NATs, pillars, etc. It is a must, since it is the largest temple complex, I've ever seen. It is certain that I was overwhelmed and not enough prepared.
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  • This huge golden construction is impressive. Very very shiny when the sun reflects on the surface. It was very very slippery due to rain earlier that day. There was so many small shops around the whee...  more »
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  • Built in 1648, Kaunghmudaw Pagoda is a huge pagoda in the shape of a perfect hemisphere. The legend said the King used the breast of his wife as the templets of the stupa type. The enormous dome rises 46 meter and houses a large white marble Buddha in its center. There are over 800 stone pillars circle the base along with image-filled niches. In Myanmar, it is absolutely essential to dress respectful, cover Your shoulders and knees and not to wear sth. at Your head (cap, hut, sunglasses etc.)
  • Really nice place to go. It is a distinct architecture compared to other pagodas of Myanmar.
  • It is known as a religious retreat where over 600 monasteries for monks and nuns are located for Buddhistic studies and meditation. The Padamyazedi dates from 1300 while the Onhmin Thonze or thirty caves pagoda has many Buddha images in a crescent shaped colonnade. Mural paintings can be seen in the Tilawkaguru cave temple, which was built around 1672. The Pa Ba Gyaung is typical of the many monasteries on the hillside. And at the nearby village of Ywahtaung you can see silver workers producing bowls and other silver items by traditional methods.
  • Amazing place. You can also find varieties of local handmade there
  • Beautiful pagoda . Now painted with gold colour paint.

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