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Hpaung Daw U Pagoda, Taunggyi
(3.2/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web)
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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  • This place is gorgeous, don't miss under any pretext, all this fervor makes this place unique, Lake inle contains secrets still j am on
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  • Traditional pagoda. Considered one of the most sacred Lake due to stored relics. Men can buy gold leaf and glue it to the statues of Buddha. Enjoyed living religious music and beautiful local boats, moored nearby.
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  • The temple is very popular among local residents and Burmese. Inside the temple are golden balls are likely previously were statuettes of Buddha ... People buy thin leaves of gold and paste them on the balls.
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