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Hpaung Daw U Pagoda, Taunggyi

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At Hpaung Daw U Pagoda, see the five statues representing Buddha, so thickly covered with golden leaves as to be barely recognizable. Over the years, men--only men are allowed to place leaves on the statues--have venerated the statues by adorning them with golden leaves. You can see how the statues once looked--before they took distorted hourglass shapes--by looking at the historic photos hanging from the walls of the pagoda. At the boathouse next to the pagoda, see a ceremonial boat shaped like a hintha bird. Once a year, four of the five statues are placed on the boat and taken on a procession around the lake. Shops selling Shan-style costumes and other traditional items surround the pagoda. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Hpaung Daw U Pagoda and many more Taunggyi attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Taunggyi trip itinerary planner.
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Where to stay in Taunggyi

The city of Taunggyi possesses a handful of places to stay, with quite a variety between them. Never straying too far from the main north-south thoroughfare, the accommodations include upmarket resorts with golf courses and pools, simple hotels, hostels, and family-run guesthouses. Most international tourists stay in town for a night before carrying on their journey to the caves and lakes to the south, or Mandalay to the north--which has a good deal more lodgings.
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  • The temple will be visited during the Inle Lake boat tour. It is really nothing special. The pagoda is not hide looking and there are 60(!!) gigantic donation boxes inside the pagoda. There are more d...  more »
  • This is a very busy, crowded, and conservative Pagoda in the midst of Taunggyi at Inle Lake. While there really isn't a lot to see, it's worth the visit to see a sort of everyday Pagoda in the middle ...  more »
  • it gets crowed and all around the pagoda are stalls so you have to run a gauntlet of 'wanta buy' but once inside its calm and cool. As pagoda's go if you've been in Myanmar for a week or so then it's ...  more »