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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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  • All booked cruises arrive sooner or later here. In addition to the Golden bark and long boats for the procession in the fall, talking about the gold leaf glue. The poor feel attracted by this ritual, first and foremost, and then of course just men are admitted, which give away their last money. But the new time steamrolled Myanmar just rapidly. The solar panels are already mounted on the huts covered with grass. The phone wants to be kept in the House on stilts and of water surrounded in operation... The population is annoyed at about the hype, unless they earn themselves to the dollar.
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  • Interesting pagoda notable for mushroom Buddhas - Buddhas whose shape has changed because of gold leaf that has been applied Nearby is a boat with a large golden dragon at the helm Worth visiting if y...  more »
  • The only interest of this modern and flashy pagoda, are the boudhhas sacred, so covered with gold leaf by the faithful (man exclusively by the way), that they now resemble to big peanuts! A lot of on-site, most made in China and local souvenir stalls... do not miss the Royal barge in the shed next to the pagoda.
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