Kaunghmudaw Pagoda, Sagaing

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The Kaunghmudaw Pagoda (Burmese: ကောင်းမှုတော် ဘုရား [káʊɴ m̥ṵ dɔ́ pʰəjá]; Yaza Mani Sula Kaunghmudaw (ရာဇမဏိစူဠာ ကောင်းမှုတော်); Pali: Rājamaṇicūḷā) is a large pagoda on the northwestern outskirts of Sagaing in central Myanmar (Burma). Modeled after the Ruwanwelisaya pagoda of Sri Lanka, the Kaunghmudaw is known for its egg-shaped design, which stands out among more traditional-style, pyramid-shaped Burmese pagodas. The stupa's formal name Yaza Mani Sula signifies the enshrinement of Buddhist relics inside its relic chamber. But it is commonly known by its popular name, Kaunghmudaw (lit. 'Royal Merit-Making'). It is an important pilgrimage and tourist destination in the Sagaing area.
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  • The pagoda itself makes a very pleasant impression both outside and inside. There are no tourists, some locals. Near the pagoda there is a small market where you can buy local perfumes - wooden...  more »
  • Golden Stupa and large Pagoda for praying, enjoying and visiting. Daily live of the Burmesi in Myanmar. A must for travelers.  more »
  • Really tall Pagoda, with a rich history. This place is important to those who come and prey here and we easily feel it. Some stalls around the Pagoda with friendly shop keepers
  • Not yet visited. Only viewed at distance from Sagaing hill. The pagoda is well known by its giant hemispherical shape.
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