Thanboddhay Paya, Monywa

Religious Site · Tourist Spot
See around 500,000 carved Buddha figures of different sizes at Thanboddhay Paya. Two white statues of elephants guard the entrance, which leads you to a colorful pagoda dating back to the 14th century. In addition to numerous Buddha images, you can see massive statues along the aisles. Admire the 40 m (131 ft) high golden stupa in the center, and the prayer hall next to it. All the buildings the central stupa are topped with the smaller golden stupas, and you can get a great view over the scene by climbing the watchtower. Around the temple, feed the fish in the pond and see turtles swimming through the water. Make Thanboddhay Paya a part of your Monywa vacation plans using our Monywa trip itinerary maker site.
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  • This place is mind-boggling in many ways, its sheer size and dimensions, its architectural design with roof top windows, with its more than 500tsd. Buddha images decorating the interior walls, its...  more »
  • 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....  more »
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