Shwekyimyint Paya
Shwekyimyint Paya
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The Shwekyimyint Paya shrine, founded in the 12th century by Prince Minshinzaw, contains an original Buddha image consecrated by the prince.
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Kevin S
Pontypridd, UK6,253 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
It is probably one of the least visited but oldest pagodas in Mandalay having been built by an exiled prince from Bagan in the late 12th century, some 700 years before King Mindon made Mandalay his Royal palace in 1857.
Written 7 February 2020
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AungMyo S
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar275 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
This Pagoda has strong historical things since built by the Royal Family of Old Burma King is KongBaund Dynasty. There are many fine arts can been seen but so sad that many shadow trees been cut for the new building therefore it lost the tranquility atmosphere it was own in the past.
Written 17 September 2019
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DDD29626
16 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Solo
If you're visiting Myanmar as a tourist, you're visiting pagodas. The grandest of them all is the Shwedagon, as everyone knows. This is just a little pagoda. What I liked most was was the inner shrine room, which is where you will find basically all of the Buddhist devotees devoting their attention. It is pretty unique, all gold with several interesting and unusual Buddha images. I also really loved one of the small shrine rooms that has a very beautiful reclining marble Mandalay Buddha image with a lacquered and gold-leafed robe. The contrast between the white marble and the gold is just so lovely. If you go to the marble carving street, Kyauk Sit Dan, or to the Mahamuni pagoda, where marble images are also sold, you will not find any with this technique. I think you would have to commission or buy an image and then take it to a lacquerer to have it done. It's also pretty expensive, just the gold leaf for a small statue could cost 100 or 200 USD. There are two stores owned by the same family at the Mahamuni that sell teak statues, lacquered, with real gold leaf, but that is it. Other places sell images with fake gold leaf, or gold colored paint, which are much cheaper. But back to the topic: if you have pagoda fatigue, you can skip this place, otherwise it's pretty good! BTW, many of the photos of this place on tripadvisor are from Sagaing Hill, not here.
Written 21 July 2019
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands3,974 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Solo
Doing some research through internet I could not determine exactly how old this pagoda is. There is one claim it dates from the 1st century AD (and was never changed); another says it was founded in 1167 by Prince Minshinzaw during the Bagan period and adds that the shrine houses the original Buddha image consecrated by the prince.

Visiting the pagoda complex it looks as if many of the structures are from the 1950s, a period during which many pagodas were newly built or thoroughly renovated.

Many local people bring offerings (flowers, fruit) and donations in cash. Some "free" little birds against a fee and throw them into the air making a wish. Some birds can not even fly and fall to the ground. Others fly away and are captured again later only to undergo the same ritual. Buddha taught we should respect all living beings. Note the bird vendors are not monks, but private persons.
Written 31 December 2018
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia17,797 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Friends
Visiting this Pagoda was on our tour itinerary. Already little bit tired seeing so many temples and seeing the major ones on previous days I wasn't expecting much.
The temple is on a hill, secluded and with very few tourists. In a beautiful curved ornamented temple a huge row of seating Buddhas is enshrined. Great views from the terrace also.
Written 27 April 2018
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Zwillingsseele
Munich, Germany4,339 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Solo
I visited this little pagoda because my guide recommended it. It is from the 13th century and contains interstate Buddha statues. Many locals visited this place for their prayers. It is an quite oasis in the middle of this noisy city.
Written 22 April 2018
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smallhausen1
Bratislava, Slovakia1,810 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Friends
This place is interesting but not outstanding place to visit. But if you have time, you should stop here and for example study the sponsorship plates showing that people from all around the world would like to see this place preserved.
Written 1 April 2018
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MinickL
Melbourne, Australia708 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018
Seeing all the 32 Buddhas lined up is quite pretty and the site is also notable for being a sanctuary during WWII bombings. Be careful when walking on the tiles as they are extremely slippery when wet. There's quite a nice view from the top too.
Written 6 January 2018
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Asian_Wanderer888
München, Deutschland1,186 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Solo
This temple is not on the "tourist path" and one is really alone with locals practising meditation here. There are several buildings all filled with beautiful Buddha images, but it is a great place for a quiet time or meditation.
Written 21 February 2017
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FyingKiwi
Christchurch, New Zealand949 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Solo
For a pagoda that has reportedly never undergone any restoration work since its construction 2,000 years ago, it is in a remarkably pristine condition. This is one pagoda you need to ensure that you look up as much as around, since there are treasures all around to behold.
Written 1 January 2017
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