Heritages & Landmarks in Myanmar

Ananda Temple (Old Bagan)
Some places more than live up to the hype and the famous Ananda temple is one of them. In terms of architecture, this glowing masterpiece proudly holds the title as the most beautiful and best preserved in Bagan. It’s spires are covered in gold which glows in the sun. It is probably the most revered of the Bagan temples. It has four standing Buddha statues around the outside of the inner passage facing to the four points of the compass. Each of these statues are said to represent different parts of Buddha’s teachings. The base and the terraces are decorated with glazed tiles. Around the inner courtyard are also reliefs that are interesting. Standing up close, the Buddah statues in Ananda appear to scowl. The further you step back, the broader the smile becomes till it becomes a full grin showing a very clever piece of sculpturing. After the construction of the temple, King Kyanzittha executed the architects just to make the style of the temple so unique.
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Andaw Thein Temple

Andaw Thein Temple

is a temple in Mrauk U located at the northwest corner of the Shite-thaung Temple. The name means 'Tooth Shrine'. It contains a tooth relic of the Buddha coming from Sri Lanka. It was first built as an ordination hall between 1515 and 1521 by King Thazata, and restored by Min Bin between 1534 and 1542. It was later expanded into a temple by King Raza II in order to house a tooth relic of the Buddha he brought back from his pilgrimage to Ceylon, either in 1596 or 1606–1607.
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Bagan Archaeological Museum

Bagan Archaeological Museum

It houses majority of the missing sculptures from the Bagan temples. Be prepared to see dozens of Buddhas and a myriad of other sculptures. Do bring a guide along as most of the descriptions are in Burmese. You will have to pay a small amount of entrance fee though.
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Bandawagiri Lumbini Oo Yin Daw Gyi

Bandawagiri Lumbini Oo Yin Daw Gyi

Inside the Lumbini Garden at the foot of Mount Zwe-gabin, are the wonders of the 1080 Buddha Images.
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Bargaya Monastery
It is located inthe old city of Ava, or Inwa as it is now known. This ancient teak wood monastery is one of the highlights in Ava. Magnificent in its weather aged appearance and decorated with beautiful carvings, this is an ideal place to give your busy soul a peaceful rest
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Bawbawgyi Pagoda (Pyay)

Bawbawgyi Pagoda (Pyay)

Bawbawgyi Pagoda is one of the earliest Pagodas in the history of ancient edifices in Myanmar. Built in the early part of the Thayekhittaya Pyu period, approximately AD 5 th Century, this Pagoda is known to be the earliest in the region. No stone inscription of its history has not been excavated yet.
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Bayin Nyi Cave

Bayin Nyi Cave

The Bayin Nyi cave is located north of Hpa-An; the closet notable town is Thaton. As you walk up the hill to the cave, there is a large entrance chamber that is filled with many statues and Buddhas. The cave, said to be about 900 years old is situated in Naungkyant, Thaton District of Mon State. It was first known as Mahapathana Rock cave, and later as Bayin Nyi Cave. On the edges of the rocks of Bayin Nyinaung are the smallpagodas and hot springs at the foot.
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Beikthano City (Pyay)

Beikthano City (Pyay)

Beikthano or the ancient city of the Pyu people of Myanmar is chronologically known to have flourished during AD 1-5 th centuries, followed by Thayekhittaya (Srikeshtra) now called Hmawzar which lasted during AD 5-7 th centuries.
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Bu Paya

Bu Paya

This small pagoda is on the Irrawaddy River so views of people disembarking from river ferries are interesting. Stop for a cold drink close by and watch the world go by. And enjoy the care-free sunset viewing the bank of Irrawaddy river.
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Bulethi (Old Bagan)
t is a pagoda to witness Bagan awesome view at 360 degree scenery where you may have all the famous temples at a glance. I really love this pagoda for my first experience at Bagan. Attraction Tip: It is advisable to go during daytime before night as the stairs are very steep and there is no handrail. At the top there are limited space and also no fencing to avoid free fall from the top. It is not advisable for kids, senior citizen and people with weak heart. Please be extra careful when climbing and visiting Bulethi.
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Chauk Htat Gyi Buddha

Chauk Htat Gyi Buddha

This giant reclining Buddha is located not far from the Shwedagon Pagoda and is one of the largest reclining Buddhas in the world. It is housed in a large open tin shed and its facial expression slightly changes depending on the angle from which you view it. The temple is quiet and restful. There were many worshipers meditating or lying around.
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Chinese Monastery

Chinese Monastery

This Monastery, built in 1999, is situated around 2km from the border of Myanmar and Thailand. The Chinese Monastery is the largest and the most beautiful in Tachileik.
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Dhammayangyi Temple (Old Bagan)
Famous for the largest of them all?, Dhammayangyi Temple is one of the most popular tourist places in Bagan with imposing structure from the outside, and its even more majestic and imposing hallways inside. Long, narrow corridors with an extremely high ceiling will make you feel surreal as if you were in one of the Hollywood films. But this temple has a very dark and grim history. It is built by the sadistic King Narathu who killed his own father, brother, and his queen. Legends say building of this temple was so demanding. The tyrant king mandated the mortar less brickwork fit together so tightly so that even a pin couldn?t pass between any two bricks. If a pin could penetrate in between the bricks, then the slaves were killed assumed as they lack of efficient work. Locals believe that the temple is haunted with the sin of those killings.
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Dukkanthein Pagoda

Dukkanthein Pagoda

Dukkanthein, also called Htukanthein or Htoekanthein, stands on a hill which is about 30ft (9m) in height. Its structure is like a flat surface in the form of a drum. King Minphalaung built this pagoda in 1571 AD.
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First Baptist Church or Judson Church

First Baptist Church or Judson Church

This Church was founded by Reverend Adoniram Judson, an American Baptist missionary, who translated the Bible into Myanmar (Burmese) compiled English - Myanmar dictionary.
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Gawdawpalin Temple (Old Bagan)
Famous for the temple of forgiveness?, Gawdawpalin was built in 1175 by King Narapatisithu. History says that the King has committed a terrible crime against his ancestors and as punishment went blind until he came to give his regards and his forebears made, paid obeisance in atonement for his misdemeanor. Gawdawpalin is counted as one of the largest shrines of Bagan. The temple is a double-storeyed temple in the late style. It is square in plan, with porticoes on all four sides, but with the eastern portico projecting further than the others. In the ground storey, a vaulted corridor runs around a central block against whose four sides are placed images of the Buddha.
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Gokteik Bridge
Gokteik Bridge constructed over 100 years ago. It is the highest bridge in Myanmar. The rail line was constructed as a way for the British Empire to expand their influence in the region. The bridge can be reached by taking a train from Mandalay or Pyin Oo Lwin north towards Naung Cho where the bridge is located about 3 miles (5km) further east.
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Gubyaukgyi Temple (Old Bagan)

Gubyaukgyi Temple (Old Bagan)

This 13th Centry temple is built in Indian style with its spires and has some of the best preserved frescoes all arund the walls and ceilings of the same period. It is wonderful to see the Indian style figurines on the walls . With a flashlight you can see the frescoes rather well. The stucco work on the exterior walls is in very good condition making this temple a must to see when in Bagan
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Hanlin City (Shwe Bo)

Hanlin City (Shwe Bo)

One of the significant Pyu sites is Hanlin (or Hanlingyi- Great Hanlin), which lies about 11 miles (18km) south-east of Shwe Bo in Upper Myanmar. It is accessible by road from Shwe Bo crossing the Moksogyon railway-station on the Mandalay-Shwe Bo line. There is a group of villages with a number of smaller Pagodas, built to the south of the old fortified city. This locality is noted for its hot saline springs.
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Hanthawaddy Archaeological Museum

Hanthawaddy Archaeological Museum

Hanthawaddy Archaeological Museum was built in 1993 and opened in 1995. It is one storey building and octagonal shapes. The total area is about 3600 sq-ft. Now about over 1000 artifacts have been collected and about 300 of them are displayed in Museum.
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Hgnet Pyit Taung

Hgnet Pyit Taung

Hgnet Pyit Taung means “Bird shooting Hill”. The legend of a king, who hunted down the bird ogre has come to be one of the most interesting stories of Bagan. This hill is located on the road to Mt. Popa.
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High Court Building

High Court Building

Formerly known as the Parliament for Justice, this building was constructed in 1914, before World War I. In 1962, the Government turned it into a High Court Head Office.
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Hinthargone Pagoda

Hinthargone Pagoda

Just behind the Shwemawdaw Pagoda, there is a magnificent view of Bago from the hilltop. Believed to be the tiny-spot of legendary source, the hillock is decorated with a small shrine and a symbolic figure of the female Hamsa bird perching on the back of the male one.
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Hlay Khwin Taung Pagoda

Hlay Khwin Taung Pagoda

Located in Pyinmana, near the Paung Laung Dam, the Pagoda is one of the historical sites in this region. Just 30 minutes drive from Nay Pyi Taw, the capital city and on both sides of the straight road to the Pagoda in Hlay Khwin Taung, are the many teak trees and paddy fields. Although the Pagoda is on a 700 meter high hillock, the stairways are easy climbs up for the travelers.
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Hmya Tha Umin Temple

Hmya Tha Umin Temple

These twin cave-temples are about half a mile southeast of Nyaung Oo and are subterranean passages which were used as monasteries of the Buddhist monks in the almost torrid climate of Bagan.
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Hnet Htat Sintu Temple

Hnet Htat Sintu Temple

Hnet Htat Sintu Temple meaning “encased images”, is a double storey zedi with twin Buddha Images on the top.
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Hsinbyume or Myatheindan Pagoda

Hsinbyume or Myatheindan Pagoda

Three years before King Bagyidaw succeeded to the throne, he built this Pagoda in 1816, in memory of his senior wife the sinbyume Princess. As a representation of the Sulamani Pagoda and in accordance to the Buddhist cosmology, the Pagoda stands atop Mount Meru.
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Htam Pagoda

Htam Pagoda

20km far from Taunggyi, located at Hti Han village, and on the way to Kakku Pagoda. There are about 200 pagodas which dated to 17th Century AD and inside are the Buddha images of several sizes.
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Htilominlo Pahto (Myin Kabar)

Htilominlo Pahto (Myin Kabar)

This large temple was built by King Nantaungmya in 1218. Situated close to the road between Nyaung U and Bagan. The name is a misreading of the Pali word for 'Blessings of the Three Worlds'. Nantaungmya erected the temple on this spot because it was here that he was chosen, from among five brothers, to be the crown prince. The legendary saying is that, the five princes were standing in a circle and the white umbrella in the middle. The white umbrella would bend to the prince to become king and he was chosen. Inside the 46-metre-high temple, which is similar in design to Sulamani Pahto, there are four Buddhas on the lower and upper floors. Traces of old murals are also still visible. Fragments of the original fine plaster carvings and glazed sandstone decorations have survived on the outside. The doorways feature nice carved reliefs.
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Kakku Pagodas

Kakku Pagodas

Kakku Pagodas are Asia's largest and most spectacular wonders. The Pagoda complex has over 2,400 stupas with origins dating back many centuries. Kakku is about 33 miles (53km) from Taunggyi, Shan State.
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Kalyarni Sima

Kalyarni Sima

Sima or Ordination Halls are the essential buildings for the Buddhist Order. This Kalyarni Sima was built by King Dhammazeddi during 15th Century. The remarkable fact is that it was erected in the form of Kalyarni Sima of Sri-Lanka and 10 lithic inscriptions of its vicinity recount, a detailed linkage of Myanmar and Sri-Lanka in religious affairs.
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Kanbawza Thadi Palace

Kanbawza Thadi Palace

Kanbawza Thadi, the famous palace of King Bayinnaung (1551-1581 AD) is being extensively excavated and some buildings are being rebuilt. King Bayinnaung was the founder of the Second Myanmar Empire, which stretched from the borders of India to parts of Thailand and Laos. In 1566 AD, the King built a new capital city called Hanthawadi on what is now Bago.
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Kandawgyi Park & Lake

Kandawgyi Park & Lake

Kandawgyi Lake is a major attraction in Yangoners. People frequent this place to escape the madness of the city. The nearby Shwedagon Pagoda can be seen from the grounds of Kandawgi Park. There are a few restaurants inside the park and a short getaway to the park with ice-cold Myanmar beers during the hot summer is something you shouldn't miss. The best time to visit is during sunset. The view of Shwedagon from there is breathtaking. And it's an ideal place for a morning run if you have time to spare.
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Kaungmudaw Pagoda

Kaungmudaw Pagoda

This huge Pagoda is located 10km north of Sagaing. The dome rises 46m (151ft) in the shape of a perfect hemisphere and was modeled after the Mahaceti Pagoda of the Ceylon (now Sri Lanka). Also known as Rajamanisula, the Pagoda was built to commemorate the establishment of Inwa as the royal capital of Myanmar. Around the base of the Pagoda are stone pillars, each of which measures 1.5 meter high.
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Khaw Nute Monastery & Temple Arch
This monastery was built in 1885. It is situated in Khaw Nute village. It is two-storey monastery built with six extraordinary parts. There are Temple of U Nar Aunt, Great Ordination Hall and Dipakaya Temple inside the fence of a monastery.
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Koe Thaung Temple

Koe Thaung Temple

is the largest temple in Mrauk U, Myanmar. The name means "Temple of 90,000 Buddha Images". The temple was built between 1554 and 1556 by King Dikkha.
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Koethaung Pagoda

Koethaung Pagoda

Koethaung means 90,000 and significantly named for the number of Buddha Image. To the north of the Pisei Hill at a distance of 400 yards is the Koethaung Pagoda. The King Mintaikkha who was the son of the King Minbin, the donor of the great Shitthaung Pagoda, built this Pagoda in AD 1553.
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Kuthodaw Paya
It's known for being home to the world?s largest book and the entire script of Tripitaka Theravada, the most sacrosanct script in Buddhism. Kuthodaw Paya was built during the late 1800?s by King Mingon and is a location situated at the bottom of the Mandalay Hill. The whole compound is covered with white pagodas, star-flower trees and their Jasmine-like fragrance. In the cool shade under these trees, the sight of children picking the flowers to make star flower chains for the Buddha or to wear in their hair is a truly peaceful and beautiful.
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Kyaik Than Lan Pagoda
Located at the Mawlamyine Hill, Kyaik-than-lan was the pagoda that the famous English poet Rudyard kipling wrote about in his poem “Mandalay” which opens with the line: By the old Moulmein Pagoda, lookin lazy at the sea”. pagoda was erected in 875 A.D. during the reign of King Mutpi Raja. A hair relic of the Buddha, Tripitaka manuscripts and gold images of the Buddha were enshrined in the pagoda. Successive kings including King Anawrahta, founder of the Bagan Dynasty, raised the pagoda higher, from 56 feet to the present 150 feet.
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Kyansittha Umin

Kyansittha Umin

This is a cave complex, located near Shwezigone Pagoda in Bagan. The murals from the 13 th Century, depicting the armies of Kublai Khan that invaded in 1278 and also the mural of musicians and dancers drawn with lines are the main attractions.
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Kyauktalon Taung and Yadana Taung, Mudon
Mudon is the first major town south of Mawlamyine on the way to Thanbyuzayat, Kyaikkami and Setse Beach. Most travellers from Mawlamyine to these destinations would bypass Mudon altogether, preferring to stop 5 km earlier at Kyauktalon Taung and Yadana Taung, whilst visiting Win Sein Taw Ya, the largest reclining Buddha image in the world. Here you will find monkeys and more monkeys. Those are quite similar to their cousins in Ubud, Bali of Indonesia. But beware as the monkeys here are often hungry and if they sense that you have food on you, they will steal it from you. Kyauktalon Taung is an interesting flat rock formation 300 feet in height with a Buddhist shrine situated on top. Although reminding you of Mt. Popa in central Myanmar, the outcrop is geologically different being made of limestone rather than volcanic rock. Access to the shrine at top appears requires you to climb steep steps. Just opposite Kyauktalon Taung is Yadana Taung and the entrance to a Hindu temple where literally hundreds of monkeys roam about freely. Kyauktalon Taung with a Buddhist temple and Yadana Taung with a hindu temple clearly demonstrate the racial harmony in the region.
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Latsaykan Gate

Latsaykan Gate

Latsaykan Gate was built of sandstone with the use of keystone archway construction technique. Sandstones were carved into the required shapes and cemented. Among the many gates in Mrauk U, only Minthamee, Shinphyudaw, Kyakhet, Latsaykan and Mauktaw gates remain in good condition.
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Laung Bwan Pyauk Pagoda

Laung Bwan Pyauk Pagoda

The Laung Bwan Pyauk Pagoda, built by Minkhaungraza in AD 1525 stands at a distance of 500ft (152m) from the Mokseiktaw.
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Lawkachanthar Temple

Lawkachanthar Temple

Located 1km east of Ananda Temple. Lawkachanthar means “Prosperity of the world”. The donor of this temple is still unknown and it is well known destination for sunset viewing and the existence of 11th century-style Buddha Image.
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Lawkahteikpan Temple

Lawkahteikpan Temple

Lawkahteikpan means “the adorned tip of the world”. It is a smaller temple close to the large Shwesandaw Pagoda and built by King Alaungsithu, the successor of King Kyanzittha
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Lawkananda Pagoda

Lawkananda Pagoda

Lawkananda pagoda was built by King Anawrahta during his reign in 1059. The Buddha’s tooth relic is enshrined in this Pagoda which is erected on the bank of the Ayeyarwaddy River.
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Laymyethnar Pagoda

Laymyethnar Pagoda

About a distance of 150ft (46m) to the northwest of the Dukkhanthein Pagoda is the Laymyethnar Pagoda or “the Four-faced pagoda”. King Minsawmon, the first king of Mrauk-U Dynasty, built it in 1430 AD.
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Maha Pasana Cave

Maha Pasana Cave

Maha Pasana Cave is a huge man-made cave, 455ft (139m) in length, 375ft (114m) wide. The Sixth Buddhist Synod was held in this cave which coincided with the 2500 thAnniversary of Buddha’s Enlightenment.
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Mahamuni Pagoda
This is a replica of the Maha Muni Image at Mandalay. The Seindon Mibaya-gyi, a prominent Queen of King Mindon from Mandalay, went to live mawlamyine after the Annexation. She and other members of the Myanmar Royal Family who were in Mawlamyine, felt a great longing to pay homage to the Maha Muni Image, and they arranged for a replica to be made in 1904. The nearby monastery named after its donor, the Seindon Mibaya kyaung has some excellent wood-carvings which are over a hundred years old.
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Mahamuni Paya (Paya Gyi)
“Maha” means large, “muni” sitting and “Paya” means pagoda. Mahamuni Paya is one of those incredible sites that you absolutely have to witness in your lifetime, and is very revered by pilgrims around all Myanmar and other parts of Southeast Asia. Everyday, this age old ritual occurs between 4.30 and 5.00 am, and is a spiritual and religious ceremony that partakes of washing of the Buddha’s face. The site is beyond magical and magnificient. Mahamuni pagoda is the most important of all the religious places in Mandalay. It is not a pagoda but an image of the Lord Buddha, believed to have been cast in the Buddha’s lifetime in the very presence of the Buddha according to the tradition. The thickness of gold clad on the Buddha face from people applying golden leaf on it is just truly unbelievable if you think of how poor the country is. Unlike most pagodas in Myanmar, men (only) can get close and touch the Buddha. There is also a museum in the complex and a small building that contains five bronze Khmer statues taken from Angkor Wat.
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Mandalay Hill
Mandalay Hill is the famous hillside just outside of Mandalay itself. The hill itself isn’t very tall, but being the only peak in miles definitely commands a magnificent view of the city and surrounding countryside. And it’s also an escape route to beat the unbearable heat of Manadalay’s summer. An early morning is the best time to visit so that you can avoid the heat and the influx of tourists. There are several ways to ascend the hill, depending on how fit you are. You can climb up from the South side or alternatively, you can get a taxi about halfway up on a road that leads from the West. In truth, it’s not too difficult a climb and there are plenty of places to stop and sit along the way. Take note that you will need to remove your shoes while climbing to the top of the hill from the check point where your transporting car stops. No entrance fee is required but a small amount of camera fee is expected. Mandalay Hill was bombed extensively by Allied aircraft during WWII, as the Japanese were encamped there, and it’s still possible to see the shrapnel holes in the temple at the summit.
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Mandalay Palace Complex / Fort Dufferin
This symbolic royal palace is one of the main reasons why many tourists travel to Mandalay despite its scantling heat. It’s a golden city within a city. The palace wall is hard to miss if you are in Mandalay, and surrounded by a huge moat. “The Glass Palace” by Amitav Ghosh, truthfully describes what had happened here at this last royal palace of the Burmese monarchy; British soldiers storming in with their guns, looting and burning this palace, forcing the last King Thibaw and Queen into exile in India after winning the 3rd Anglo-Burmese War. It’s hard to believe this magnificent palace lasted merely 30 years after being first built by King Mindon (Thibaw’s father). British then turned the palace compound into Fort Dufferin, named after the then- viceroy of India. Much of the palace compound was tragically destroyed during WWII by allied bombing. A near-exact replica of the palace was rebuilt in the 1990s. It costs US$ 10 to get into this castle to have a look.
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Mangala Man Aung (Mungalamanaung) Pagoda

Mangala Man Aung (Mungalamanaung) Pagoda

Mungalamanaung Pagoda is known to be one of the five most revered “Mann” paya of Mrauk U. It is a solid conical pagoda situated in north of the Mungala Gate built by King Oggabala in 1685.
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Manuha Temple (Myinkaba)
The temple has a very unique structure, and an even more intriguing history. The name “Manuha” was given after the captive Mon king from Thaton. The Buddha statues all seem too large for their enclosures, and their cramped, uncomfortable positions are said to represent the stress and lack of comfort the ‘captive king’ had to endure. It is said that only the reclining Buddha, in the act of entering nibbana, has a smile on its face, showing that for Manuha only death was a release from his suffering. This is one of the first places that Aung San Suu Kyi visited when she was released from the house-arrest.
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Martyrs Mausoleum

Martyrs Mausoleum

It is a memorable place of Myanmar National Leaders. It represents the constant reminder of great Myanmar National Leader, General Aung San and his fellow cabinet members who were assassinated on July 19, 1947. (It opens only once a year on Martyrs’ Day)
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Mawtinson Pagoda

Mawtinson Pagoda

It is the most revered pagoda in Ayeyarwaddy Region. Following the Pathein River till the Andaman Sea, is Cape Mawtin (Mawtinson), where the well-known Pagoda Festival during the month of Tabodwe (February, March) is annually held.
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Miguin Temple
You can take to boat to here, or hire taxi to here , it's about one and a half hour from Mandalay to Mingun , don't forget to see the most biggest bell in the world, it's just 5 minutes walk from Mingun Pagoda and White temple where Myanmar people called it "Tajmahal" because it's about love cemetery as same as Tajmahal in India
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Mingun Bell

Mingun Bell

King Bodawpaya dedicated a big bronze bell near the Mingun Cedi (Pagoda) at Mingun on the west bank of the Ayeyarwaddy River, facing Mandalay. The bell is unique for its weight of 55555 viss, claiming the title of being the world’s biggest ringing bell.
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Mount Popa

Mount Popa

Mt. Popa is about 50km away from Bagan. It is about 45 minute drive from Nyaung Oo Airport, Bagan. Mt. Popa is an extinct volcano that is estimated to have erupted for the final time, over three hundred and twenty thousand years ago.Mt. Popa (Taungkalat) is popularly recognized as an abode of many “Nats” (spirits of ancient ancestors) who dwell in various parts of the mountain. In the older days, it was also referred as the “Mountain of Spirits”. You will see monkeys expecting treats along the way to top. Can visit Mt. Popa as a day-return trip from Bagan.
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Mrauk U

Mrauk U

Mrauk U is the famous capital city of Rakhine and its civilization flourished from 1430 to 1785. Mrauk U, an archaeologically important town lies roughly 11 km east of the Kaladan River on the banks of its minor tributaries. The town is located on a small outcrop of the Rakhine Yoma on the eastern side of the Kaladan's alluvial plain. Thus, the surrounding countryside is hilly yet also contains a great deal of marshes, mangroves and lakes.
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Mulashidi Bridge

Mulashidi Bridge

South of the Putao airport is the Lisu village of Mulashidi which has a famous suspension bridge stretching over the crystal clear Malikha River.
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Myanmar International Convention Centre (MICC)

Myanmar International Convention Centre (MICC)

It is located on 16 acres of land with 312, 000 square feet in Zabuthiri Township, Nay Pyi Taw. It was built by the People’s Republic of China and completed on 15 March 2010.
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Myauk Guni Temple

Myauk Guni Temple

Myauk Guni Temple was built by the Queen Pwasaw during the reign of King Narathihapate or the Tayoke Pye Min. A stone inscription was found inside the temple describing about the donation of the temple, land and slaves by the Queen. Also there were curses to whoever destroys the temple.
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Myazedi Pagoda

Myazedi Pagoda

The gilded Myazedi Pagoda or ‘Emerald Stupa’ stands near Myingaba village. A four-sided pillar in a cage between the two monuments bears an inscription consecrating Gubyaukgyi and written in four languages - Pyu, Mon, Old Myanmar and Pali. The inscription was about the Prince Raja Kumara’s feelings towards his father, King Kyansittha, and the choice of the heir to the throne.
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Myoe Daunt Monastery

Myoe Daunt Monastery

The main monastery building with an east-west orientation, is approximately 130ft (40m) x 115ft (35m). Most of its significant elements are from the pre-colonial Kone Baung period; some of the rooms were rebuilt.
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Nanpaya Temple

Nanpaya Temple

Nanpaya Temple was built in the 12th Century. This attractive pagoda is a combination of sandstone and brick, particularly noteworthy is the elegant perforated stone windows. The four primary stone pillars in the central sanctuary illustrate the Hindu god Brahma. It was built by King Narapatti Sithu’s son- in-law, Naga Thaman.
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Nay Pyi Taw International Airport

Nay Pyi Taw International Airport

It is located 16km south of Nay Pyi Taw and opened in December 2011. This new airport is designed to handle 2 million domestic travelers and 3 million international travelers. The airport can also handle up to 3.5 million passengers and 65,000 flights per year. The gateway will be Myanmar’s third international airport after the airports in Yangon and Mandalay.
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Ngakywenadaung Pagoda

Ngakywenadaung Pagoda

The cylindrical body of this stupa placed on a high circular basement, bulges near the top and assumes a bulbous shape. The present height is 43ft (13m). Though it cannot be precisely dated the stupa seems to belong to early 12 th Century AD.
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Nwar Pya Gu Temple

Nwar Pya Gu Temple

Nwar Pya Gu Temple is a two-storey building. The lower level has two halls, the outer one is seen as soon as entered into the building, the inner hall consists of four sitting Buddha Images facing North, East, South and West. Most of the stuccos are still in a good condition. On the inside wall, the temples are also decorated with mural paintings.
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Old Clock Tower

Old Clock Tower

The old steel clock tower is located in Sittwe, the capital city of Rakhine State, erected by the Dutch in the 18th Century.
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One Tree Hill

One Tree Hill

One prominent Landmark of Kyaing Tong is the One Tree hill. This is a Kanyin Phyu Tree (Dipterocarpus Alatus) growing on top of the Soam Mom Hill on the outskirt of the city. It stands alone on the hill so that how the name was given. It is nearby downtown area of Kyaing Tong and planted in 1753, which is 218ft (66m) height.
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Pahtodawgyi Pagoda

Pahtodawgyi Pagoda

Pahtodawgyi Pagoda lies in the north of Taungthaman Lake at Amarapura, south of Mandalay with Buddha relics by King Bagyidaw. It is the best preserved pagoda among the numerous religious buildings around Amarapura.
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Pahtothamya Temple

Pahtothamya Temple

Pahtothamya Temple is popularly held to be one of five temples built by the non-historical King Taungthugyi (931-964) referred to history. But some of the archaeologists also mark that it was built by King Sawlu by the references of the wall paintings which dates back only to the 11th century.
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Pakhangyi (Ancient City)

Pakhangyi (Ancient City)

The ancient Pakhangyi city is situated in Yesagyo Township, Pakokku District, Magway Region in central Myanmar. There are about 382 ancient monumental buildings in the old city of Pakhangyi. The city walls of Pakhangyi are the most massive, among the remaining un-ruined city walls in Myanmar.
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Palace Ruins

Palace Ruins

Although there are little remains of the old Amarapura palace, you can still find two masonry buildings - the treasury building and the old watchtower. King Bagyidaw and King Bodawpaya were both buried here and their tombs also remain. The corner pagodas still stand at the four corners of the once square city.
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Parliament House

Parliament House

Parliament House (Pyithu Hluttaw), the building for the National Pyidaungsu Hluttaw is situated in Nay Pyi Taw. The Hluttaw building is composed of 31 buildings which are located on 800 acres of land. These buildings were consturcted with the art of blending modern and ancient Myanmar architectural style. These buildings are very magnificent and historic land mark of Myanmar.
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Pawdawmu Sutaung Pyae Pagoda

Pawdawmu Sutaung Pyae Pagoda

It is a small pagoda without terraces, situated in Nyaung Oo and built in 11th century. This cave is used to meditate by Shin Arahan (Holy Monk). It was discovered by Professor Schobell.
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Pawri That Pagoda

Pawri That Pagoda

The pagoda was built by Shan Chief-Si Sanpa in 600 years ago. It is located on the way to Nyaung Shwe. The original stupa was built by Bamboo mats. Pagoda festival is held every year in full moon day of Tabaung (March).
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Paya Htaung Pagoda (Pyay)

Paya Htaung Pagoda (Pyay)

Paya Htaung Pagoda is one of the pagodas built in Thayekhittaya Pyu Period. The pagoda stands on a Kala Kyaung house like some pagodas in Bagan. Each side of the house is measures 38 feet (12m) in length and 8 feet (2m) in height.
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Payagyi Pagoda

Payagyi Pagoda

It is located just outside the city-wall to the north-west of Therakhittra ancient city, datable to the later phase of 6-7 centuries AD, as the oldest stupa of the vincinity. It is a cylindrical shape.
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Payamar Pagoda (Pyay)

Payamar Pagoda (Pyay)

Payamar Pagoda known as Therinemar Pagoda was one of the nine Pyu Pagodas built by King Duttabung. It is an earliest type pagoda of 5th century AD in Myanmar.
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Pebingyaung Pagoda

Pebingyaung Pagoda

This small pagoda is essentially a Sinhalese type with a large bell-shaped dome surmounted by a square-based relic chamber which, in its turn, is crowned by a conical stupa. The dome rests on very low terraces, the whole structure assuming a form simpler than the Sapada. It may be ascribed to the 12th century AD.
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People's Park and Square

People's Park and Square

People’s Park is located near the western stairways of Shwedagon Pagoda. This park occupies over 130 acres between U Wizara Road and Pyay Road. Many National Events such as ceremonies of Independence Day, Union Day, National Day are held in this place. There is a Museum housing life-size models of nationalities in their colourful dresses.
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Petleik East & West Pagoda

Petleik East & West Pagoda

They were built as a buddha Zataka unglazed terracotta plaques museum. Scholars suppose that they were built probably in AD 1060. Nearly 195 plaques can be observed.
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Phaya Ouk Temple

Phaya Ouk Temple

This temple stands to the east of Lower Nibbuza. Only the plinth of the temple is left now. 12ft 5ins (about 4m) high stone image is kept in the perfumed chamber. It was built by King Min Phalaung in 1571.
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Phayathonzu Temple

Phayathonzu Temple

Phayathonzu means “three pagodas” which is a complex of three interconnected shrines. The walls, pilasters and vaulted ceilings of the eastern temple and part of the central temple are covered with paintings, those of the western temple are entirely bare. This monument has been built during the 13th century.
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Pitakataik (Khraung Kaik)

Pitakataik (Khraung Kaik)

Pitakataik which lies north of Htupayon Pagoda and south of Shinkite wall, was built by King Min Phalaung. It was square in plan with an entrance passage to the east like others pagoda in Mrauk U. Built entirely with stone, the outer walls are decorated with ornate floral and geometric design.
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Pitakataik (Library)

Pitakataik (Library)

This Pitakataik or Library is supposed to be the library which King Anawrahta (1044 -1077) built to house the thirty sets of the Tipitaka which he brought back from Thaton on the 32 white elephants of Manuha, the deposed king. The Library is square in plan, measuring 51 feet (16m) on each side, and is arranged much like a temple, with central cell surrounded by a processional corridor.
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Planetarium

Planetarium

Planetarium is located on Yangon-Mandalay Highway, near the Zoological Garden (Nay Pyi Taw) between Nay Pyi Taw-Pyinmana and Nay Pyi Taw-Tatkon. It overlooks a natural beauty of the surrounding area. The exhibition of planets, moon, earth and wonders of the universe can be seen.
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Pone Ta Lote Lake (Mandalay)

Pone Ta Lote Lake (Mandalay)

It is near Royal Palace in Mandalay. It is an artificial lake constructed by King Mindon in 1859. This lake was a recreation park for princes and royal families. King, Queens and royal families habitually played in the lake.
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Purcell Tower

Purcell Tower

Purcell Tower stands in the heart of the town, Pyin Oo Lwin. The clock was one of the few made in 1934 by Gillete and Johnson Co. of England in commemoration of the Silver Jubilee of the reign of King George V of Britain.
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Pyathadar (Pyathatgyi) Temple

Pyathadar (Pyathatgyi) Temple

Pyathadar Temple is a double-cave type monument. Most of these kinds of monasteries were built out of wood. But some were built out of bricks and testify to the power of these monasteries.The architectural design explains the expansion of vaults and broad corridors which made it possible to pass from one building to the other.
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Pyin Oo Lwin

Pyin Oo Lwin

Pyin Oo Lwin is located over 1000 metres above sealevel. It is a popular hill station about 69km away from Mandalay (3 hours drive). It became the summer capital for the British colonial administration, it held its role until the end of the British rule in 1948.
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R.C.M Catholic Church

R.C.M Catholic Church

Pyin Oo Lwin iRoman Catholic Mission (R.C.M) Church is located in Kyaing Tong, the capital city of Golden Triangle Region. It is an ancient Roman Catholic Church, uniquely beautiful and different from the other churches.
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Rakhine State Cultural Museum

Rakhine State Cultural Museum

This museum is situated in Sittwe. This is a fourstorey building which is 122 feet (37m) long, 94 feet (29m) high. It was opened in 1996. The centre of the museum is a large painting depicting the Rakhine culture and customs.
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Ratana-pon

Ratana-pon

is a solid stupa in Mrauk U, Rakhine State, Western Myanmar. The pagoda is located at the northwest corner of the Shite-thaung Temple. The name means 'Pile of Jewels'. According to local legends, it is said to have jewels and images enshrined in the central stupa but none have ever been found. It was built in 1612 by King Min Khammoung and his wife.
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Sagaing Hill

Sagaing Hill

Once you cross the Inwa Bridge. you see the hilltops. each crested with a pagoda. the banners proclaiming the Buddha's teaching. the refuge from all ills and tribulations where over 600 monasteries for monks and nuns are located for Buddhist studies and meditation. The Padamyazedi dates from 1300 while the U min 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. At the nearby village of Ywahtaung you can see silver workers producing bowls and other silver items by traditional methods. The most impressive Soon Oo Pon Nya Shin Pagoda nearby was constructed in 1312. The view of Sagaing from Soon Oo Pon Nya Shin and its approach is marvelous
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Sakkyar Man Aung Pagoda

Sakkyar Man Aung Pagoda

Sakkyar Man Aung Pagoda is located on the east side of Mrauk U. This pagoda is known to be one of the five most revered “Mann” paya of Mrauk U. King Sri Suddhamma Raja built the Sakkyar Man Aung Pagoda in AD 1629. It is located in the south of Yadanar Man Aung Pagoda.
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Sanda Muni Paya
The Sandamuni Pagoda is located to the southeast of Mandalay Hill and bears a resemblance to the nearby Kuthodaw pagoda because of the large number of slender whitewashed ancillary stupas on the grounds. The Sanda Muni Paya also features 1774 marble slabs which include the commentaries and sub-commentaries on the Tipitaka, the Three Baskets of Buddha’s teachings. It is very similar to Kuthodaw pagoda but they are much closer to each other and I liked this pagoda more.
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Sapada Pagoda

Sapada Pagoda

Sapada Pagoda stands in a triangle plot at the junction of the roads leading to Nyaung Oo. Sapada Pagoda is locally known as “Paya Ni”. The two pagodas were modeled on the design of Stupa Rama Pagoda in Anuraddha Pura in Sri Lanka.
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Seinnyet Sisiters Temple

Seinnyet Sisiters Temple

Said to have been built by Seinnyet Queen in the 11th Century AD. But the design appears to belong to the later Myanmar style of 13th Century. It is a square temple with four entrances through projecting porches, the main one facing west.
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Shin Arahan Oakkyaung Monastery

Shin Arahan Oakkyaung Monastery

This monastery was built at a place called “Hnget Pyit Taung” where the monk could reside in peace and harmony. The monastery was a complex of a wooden building and a brick structure.
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Shin Izza Gawna Temple

Shin Izza Gawna Temple

Shin Izza Gawna Temple is a two-storey monument. Shin Izza Gawna was the name of a powerful monk during the Bagan period who brought wealth to everyone in Bagan. There are stone inscriptions about describing the donor and the donation of the land and temple.
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Shin Mahtee Temple

Shin Mahtee Temple

Shin Mahtee Temple is a square-based monument. There is a small entrance hall in front of the inner hall. On the south and north sides of the temple are six windows, on each side. Inside the main hall lies a sitting Buddha Image at the height of 7ft (2m). Most parts of the ceilings are covered with mural paintings of the ancient time.
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Shwe Bo Aung Myay

Shwe Bo Aung Myay

Located at Shwe Bo, 64 miles (103km) north of Mandalay on the motor and railroad to MyitkyinaIt, it is supposedly the spot used by King Alaungpaya as a staging point before going into battles. Even to this day people believe it to be victorious starting spot.
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Shwe Bo Myao Daunt Pagoda

Shwe Bo Myao Daunt Pagoda

Located at Shwe Bo, 64 miles (103km) north of Mandalay on the motor and railroad to MyitkyinaIt, it was built by King Alaungpaya in 1757. When he conquered Bago, he visited to the most venerable Shwemawdaw Pagoda in lower Myanmar. Therefore he constructed the pagoda to the same architecture as Shwemawdaw. This pagoda is 30ft (9m) high and construction period took ten months only.
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Shwe Gu Gyi Pagoda

Shwe Gu Gyi Pagoda

It is located on the west of the railways compound and between wards Zay Cho and Hman Dan, there is a temple called Shwe Gu Gyi (Golden Big Cave). One contemporary inscritpiton found at the cave temple mentioned that the ruin left by King Narapati Sithu (AD 1174) was repaired by the crown Prince.
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Shwe Ku Pagoda

Shwe Ku Pagoda

Shwe Ku Pagoda is one of the famous pagodas in Pakokku. It is famous for its wood carving and housing a Buddha image seated on a lotus throne.
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Shwe Myet Man Buddha Image

Shwe Myet Man Buddha Image

It is situated in a town called Shwedaung, near Pyay in Bago Division. It is on the way to Pyay, about 14km south of Pyay. There is a large , white-faced sitting Buddha Image inside the main shrine. The Budhha image wears a gargantuan set of eyeglasses with gold-plated rims. Coming from Yangon, it is located on the left side of the road. The glasses were known to be first added to the images during the Konbaung Era, when a nobleman offered them to the temple in an attempt to stimulate local faith through curiosity. Soon, rumours like the image is capable of curing any kind of diseases, especially afflictions linked to the eyes. The rumours made locals from all over the country crowded at this temple. The large spectacles were stolen once, and then the image wears a second pair, donated by the locals nearby. The image was later enshrined to protect from thieves. A third pair of glasses were donated by an English officer stationed in Pyay, during the colonial time, when his wife suffered from eye trouble. As the legend says, after such donation, his wife was cured and got her sight back. It takes about nine monks to remove the glasses for their fortnightly cleaning.
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Shwe-Gyu-Gyi (Old Bagan)

Shwe-Gyu-Gyi (Old Bagan)

The temple itself is quite lovely with it's own walled courtyard and a perfect location that enables you to see many of the other nearby temples and pagodas that encircle it. You really do feel like you're in the heart of things. Some great shots to be taken. The inside is in realtively good shape and of interest.
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Shwe-Set-Taw Pagoda

Shwe-Set-Taw Pagoda

The land of festivals and the land of Pagodas are the names that make Myanmar famous among the well nation. Mann Shwe Sattaw Pagoda Festival is one of the most significant Pagoda festival in Upper Myanmar. Pagoda is mostly crowded within the festival time which is from the mid February to mid April
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Shwedagon Pagoda

Shwedagon Pagoda

The city's biggest tourist attraction & one of the wonders of Asia. This immense Buddhist shrine was built approx. 2500 years ago. Shwedagon Pagoda is covered with hundreds of gold plates and the top of the stupa is encrusted with 4531 diamonds; the largest of which is a 72 carat diamond. Shwedagon Pagoda is a repository of the best in Myanmar heritage – architecture, sculpture and arts. To understand this monumental work of art and architecture, visitors will experience an insider's view of this magnificent symbol of Buddhism to the lives of the Myanmar people.
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Shweinbin Monastery

Shweinbin Monastery

Shweinbin Monastery is located at the southwest corner of Mandalay City. This attractive monastery built in traditional Myanmar architecture is one of the few buildings that have survived the test of time. Constructed in 1895 by Chinese merchants, the monastery consists of many impressive woodcarvings and also contains a number of admirable works of art.
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Shwemawdaw Pagoda

Shwemawdaw Pagoda

The Shwemawdaw or "Great Golden God Pagoda" of Bago has been growing for more than 1000 years. The Shwemawdaw Pagoda whose spire can be seen behind its impressive entrance portal, was originally built by the Mon to a height to 23 meters in the 8th Century and was rebuilt higher several times until it finally reached its present 114 meter stature in 1954.
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Shwemokhtaw Pagoda

Shwemokhtaw Pagoda

Shwemokhtaw Pagoda is situated at the center of Pathein, the capital city of Ayeyarwaddy Region. It was originally founded by King Asoka of India in 306 BC as a small spire, its height was increased by various kings. Raising the height of a pagoda always involved encompassing the smaller spire with a bigger one, and never, to destroy the original.
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Shwenandaw Kyaung (Teak Temple)
It is one of the most unique eye-catching of all the monasteries/temples in South East Asia. This intricately teak-crafted world heritage site was first built to serve as the royal apartments for King Mindon, but later converted into a Buddhist Monastery. Why? The then-ruler, King Thibaw transformed this building into a monastery, believing it to be haunted by his father, King Mindon’s spirit. Due to its removal and rebuilding on a new site in late 18th century as a monastery, it was the only building to have remained intact during the raid of Mandalay in WWII. 100 years-old teak-carvings, depicting past life stories of the Buddha were chiseled in the panels which adorn the inside and outside of the main building. No entrance fee is required.
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Shwesandaw Pagoda (Old Bagan)
This is the place that everyone talks about going to watch the sunrise and the sunset in Bagan, and it’s hard to argue why. The panoramic view from this pagoda is purely majestic, breathtaking and one of the best in Asia. But the steep climb to the top that’s not for the faint of heart! King Anawrahta, founder of first Burmese Kingdom, built Shwesandaw Pagoda after his conquest of then Mon Capital, Thaton.
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Shwesettaw Pagoda (Minbu)

Shwesettaw Pagoda (Minbu)

A pair of Buddha's Footprints are located in Settawya, a forest retreat at 34 miles (55km) distant west of Minbu on the opposite bank of Magway. The Footprints are well preserved and shrines were constructed neatly. The site is on the Mann Creek.
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Shwezigon Pagoda (Nyaung U & Wetkyi-in)
Considered to be the most significant monument for then- newly found Theravada Buddhism in Bagan, Shwezigon is very popular among local travellers and monks. Tourists normally says this pagoda is very similar the “Shwedagon of Yangon”, but make no mistakes, it was built way earlier than the Yangon’s jewel. Grand and majestic, Its graceful bell shape became a prototype for virtually all later pagodas all over Myanmar. It was first commenced by King Anawrahta and later completed by his successor, King Kyanzittha. It narrowly misses our top 3 due to lack of its architecture value and distinct history.
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Sulamani Guphaya Temple (Minnanthu)
This red-brick temple is often left behind by the tourists. But this hidden treasure, Sulamani represents some of Bagan's finest ornamental work which are carved stucco on mouldings, pediments and pilasters Built by King Narapatisithu, the interior face of the temple wall was once lined with a hundred monastic cells, a feature unique among Bagan?s ancient monasteries. Guphaya means small ruby and the name goes well with the place.
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Sule Pagoda

Sule Pagoda

One of the best way to experience Yangon and how the former Captial is, and how it is changing can be seen all around Sule Pagoda. It is located in the heart of downtown. If you try to “google-image” Yangon, chances are that the picture of Sule Pagoda will occupy 50% of all images. At night it looks very beautiful as it is lit up. The fact that it is in the middle of a roundabout makes it good for photographs.
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Thanbyuzayat War Cemetry &  Death Railway Museum
Pay your respects to fallen soldiers at WWII cemetary in Thanbyuzayat (60 kilometers south of Mawlamyine) which contains 4000 graves of Allied forces who died while building infamous Death Railway. The Burma Railway, also known as the Death Railway, the Thailand-Burma Railway and similar names, was a 415 kilometres (258 mi) railway between Bangkok, Thailand, and Rangoon, Burma (now Yangon, Myanmar), built by the Empire of Japan during World War II, to support its forces in the Burma campaign. Thanbyuzayat War Cemetary and Museum is the place where ANZAC day services are held in Myanmar. Although it is not as popular as Turkey’s Gallipoli, a fair number of Australians do make the pilgrimage here during this time. The magnificent grounds of the Thanbyuzayat War Cemetry is located 1km from Thanbyuzayat’s main town center on the road to Kyaikkami and Setse. It is established on land that was donated by the Burmese people to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission to honour those who died in the construction of the Burma-Siam “Death Railway” in World War II.
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Thatbyinnyu Temple (Nyaung U & Wetkyi-In)
Towering above the other monuments of Bagan, this temple is famous for being the tallest in Bagan and its neat brickwork, which is so carefully done that a knife blade can’t pass between the bricks. Unfortunately, an earthquake years ago made the structure unstable, so climbing up the temple is now prohibited. The temple is visible from nearly every vantage point around Bagan. Try this out. No matter which angle you aim through your camera, it will always give you a perfect host.
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U Zina Pagoda
Located just a few stone throws away from Kyaik-Than-Lan Pagoda, you can find U Zina Pagoda easily. There you will see the four life-like figures, a decrepit old man leaning on a staff, a man suffering from a loathsome disease, a putrid corpse and finally a monk in yellow robes free from all worldly cares. These four figures represent the four signs that made Lord Buddha leave the palace for the life of a religious recluse.
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Upali Thein

Upali Thein

Upali Thein means Upali Sima (Ordination Hall). It stands on the northside of the Bagan-Nyaung U road. Maha Thera Upali, a well-known monk, built the Thein (Sima). So it came to be known as Upali Sima. This ordination hall was built in the mid-13th Century. This sima is famous for its beautiful frescoes.
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Win Sein Taw Ya, Mudon
It is the site of the largest reclining Buddha image in the world and located in the middle of Mawlamyine (20km) and Thanbyuzayat (40km). After almost 15 years of construction, the reclining Buddha is still not complete. In 2012, construction started on a second reclining Buddha opposite the original, with the aim of being built to stand the test of time. The poor concrete construction of the first has left the original with an uncertain future .
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Yokesone Monastery

Yokesone Monastery

Yoke-Sone-Kyaung (monstery), one of the oldest surviving wooden monasteries is a worth visiting spot.
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