Kaunghmudaw Pagoda, Sagaing

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  • I did not expect such an unusual form of a pagoda which almost looked like an U.F.O.! Its special form surprised me really. I was the only tourist there, so many locals stared at me and wanted a photo...  more »
  • A massive golden pagoda a little off the beaten track but worth a visit . Not very busy and surrounded by small local shops a small photo shoot stop.  more »
  • The characteristic of this Pagoda is its beautiful Dome, huge and round. They say that inspired by an ancient legend
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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.
  • shame on budhists of myanmar
  • Amazing place. You can also find varieties of local handmade there
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