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Lawkananda Pagoda

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Address: Bagan, Myanmar

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This is a very local place to visit, lots of people worshipping here, specially on buddhist holidays. There is also a local market/stalls outside the temple and a fish pond on the... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2017
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München, Deutschland
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 April 2017

a large striking and glittering stupa in a nice location next to the river and with some typical ancient Bagan stupas nearby

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München, Deutschland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

This is a very local place to visit, lots of people worshipping here, specially on buddhist holidays. There is also a local market/stalls outside the temple and a fish pond on the other side of the sandy street. The view from the pagoda is really nice onto the Irrawaddy river and the boats. It is a great sun set location!... More 

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Evesham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

We were fortunate to have an outstanding guide who took us to the outstanding artefacts and was able to give us the appropriate information to make the visit worth while. So much splendour!

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Thank fiona s
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

The temple was constructed where the relics of Buddha arrived. It could have been a port city during early periods. Location is beautiful and we waited for sunset and it was great

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Thank anandhan s
Seoul, South Korea
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Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

It was the farthest destination by my bicycle, but it was worth to visit! I could have the beautiful sunset and great river view. It felt less touristy and more local.

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Thank 85Jasmine85
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Reviewed 31 December 2016

A mostly local crowd here. Excellent views of the river and beyond. Not a lot of shade so perhaps better to visit earlier in the morning or later in the afternoon.

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Thank Avril C
UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

If you collect Bagan sunset spots then this is another as it overlooks the river. Its currently having some renovation following this years earthquake. The bamboo scaffolding is an extraordinary structure in its own right. Don't forget to feed the fish in the big pond just over the road from here

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Thank Devonfish
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

We visited Lawkananda on the day before the Full Moon Festival, so there were many local tourists, but almost no Western tourists. The atmosphere was lively, and the stupa is attractive, with a riverside location. You can also see the former umbrella from the top of the stupa in a display on the grounds of this Pagoda.

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Thank JourneysFromSeattle
Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

The pagoda had been being renovated on the time I visited. But the view of Irrawaddy river is very beautiful

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Thank Phanuwat K
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

If you get bored of watching sunset on the top of Bagan, go there. You can watch the sunset of Ayeyarwady River as this river is the mother River of Myanmar. You won't get disappointed I swear.

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