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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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  • There are 5 Buddha images (statues) placed in the middle of the Pagoda onto which men keep sticking gold leaves. Women are not allowed inside. You can sit near the entrance of the images shrine and th...  more »
  • The pagoda would not be a tourist attraction in any of Myanmar;s cities. It's location on the lake and interactions with life on the lake make it worth visiting if you are traveling on the lake. 
  • Being a Burmese, I don't really enjoy visiting pagodas since they are more or less the same. But the atmosphere in that place is really unique that I felt connected to the pagoda and felt really warm ...  more »