Thanboddhay Paya
Thanboddhay Paya
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myominzaw
Bagan, Myanmar20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015
It is great pagoda in Monywar.
Specially I like the color of mix because most of the Pagodas in Myanmar are gold.
And I like very much interior and exterior design.
Written 26 November 2015
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TravelKarin
Moosinning, Germany6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Friends
We visited the Po Win Daung Caves and the Thanboddhay Pagoda in one day with our Tuk Tuk Driver Mr Htike. He knew so many very interesting places and he was able to explain the history behind. We can recommend Mr Htike very much, mr.htike145@gmail.com.
Written 20 October 2018
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Pa Pa
25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Family
Mohnyin Thanboddhay Pagoda is the only pagoda with unique architectural design in the whole country.
There are many different Buddha statues, row by row along the walls: the total number is 582,257. An amazing figure! Unlike other pagodas in Myanmar. Allow to pay homage inside the pagoda till 5:30 pm.
Written 31 December 2017
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Roe W
9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016
This is the place I always want to visit every time I have to travel to Monywa. Find it very peaceful to be able to pray inside the pagoda.
Written 17 February 2017
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Dumdoc
Eagle, ID149 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
You will see so many temples in Myanmar, but this one is unique and well worth a visit. We did this as part of a day spent driving from Mandalay to Bagan, and this combined with the other sites made for one of our best days.
The Thanboddhay Paya has a unique feel of kitsch. The people of Myanmar aren't so into subtlety with their temples, and this one is over the top in its color scheme and in the number of Buddha carvings of many different sizes. I have read estimates from 500,000 to 5,000,000 carvings of Buddha. We spent about an hour there, and it was absolutely worth every minute.
For the trip from Mandalay to Bagan, we visited the 1000 budddhas, the giant Buddhas of Bodhi Tataung, this, and Phowintaung. Each site was WELL worth the time and extra distance required to get there. We left at 8AM and got to Bagan at about 7PM, so it was long but great day.
Written 1 September 2019
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Jerzy G
Olsztyn, Poland1,823 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
This temple complex offers the image of popular perception of religious cult. It does not reflect "high" artistic values in either the architecture or decoration. But the shape and colours cause that we stand, look and say "fantastic". The golden domes, the colours and 500,000 statues of Buddha of all sizes and everywhere impress. 3000 kyat for the entrance is worth spending. And 15 km from Monywa is not far for a taxi... We were there during holidays and the crowd of locals was impressive. We spent roughly 2.5 hours going around the different structures around and the main temple building. Dress for the temple and be prepared that women are not allowed to enter some "men only" places like the tower... But you will meet nice and friendly people and have a chance to see and appreciate their ways of expressing their beliefs.
Written 16 June 2019
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Francis Martino
Hirtshals, Denmark2,025 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
It is a famous unusualy Pagoda in Monywa. A worth to see while you are visiting one of the biggest standing Buddha in the world! It is an old historical place of Buddha stupa about five millions buddha image in here.So you must see the place with the Cave historical place 30 km away.Highly recommended Can take a bus about two hours from Mandalay airport.
So impressing by traditional architecture.One of famous Pagoda located in Upper Myanmar.
Written 21 January 2019
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Zwillingsseele
Munich, Germany4,946 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Solo
When my guide told me this is the most beautiful temple in whole Myanmar, I was first laughing. But when I saw the over 5.5 million Buddha statues I was flashed like never before. It is absolutely stunning, awesome, amazing... if you like buddhist temples this is the one (in Myanmar) I was really speechless and did not expect this. Did not want to leave at all.
Written 22 April 2018
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Raghda S
53 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Couples
This new monastery is relatively new but from the out side you can see damaged kitch status.. inside the 6 million small Budha statue are nice to see
Written 22 November 2017
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Jim B
Cardiff, UK951 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
When you think you are Buddha-ed out you arrive at this 'film set' of a pagoda - it almost looks like an exotic wedding cake! There are hundreds of thousands of Buddhas, each one perched in a niche. This Pagoda is pretty special but the Dali like designs continue into the next door nunnery and even into the hospital which was funded by the founder of Tiger Balm.
Written 14 August 2017
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