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Snake Pagoda (Hmwe Paya)

Paleik, Mandalay, Myanmar
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Beautiful pagoda. Nice and Peaceful

We went when there were no big tour groups. Nice and peaceful. Lovely pagoda with interesting... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2017
KathyLBerkshire
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Berkshire
Snakes and Stupas

This is a very interesting place to visit when you are in Mandalay. It's a bit outside of town... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2017
dasabooks
,
Bangkok
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Paleik, Mandalay, Myanmar
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

We went when there were no big tour groups. Nice and peaceful. Lovely pagoda with interesting history.

Thank KathyLBerkshire
Reviewed 10 March 2017

This is a very interesting place to visit when you are in Mandalay. It's a bit outside of town, perhaps a 30-minute taxi ride, but well worth seeing. The so-called "Snake Pagoda" has a "bathing" of two giant Burmese pythons each morning, and then the...More

Thank dasabooks
Reviewed 5 March 2017

The temple has become famous because of its python snakes that purportedly stay there of their own volition. The snakes are fed and bathed every morning before noon and this is the great attraction. I found it disgusting and revolting to see the snakes force-fed...More

Thank 386gailr
Reviewed 22 February 2017

We visited at snake feeding and bathing time, bathing was fine but the feeding of the snakes did not look comfortable for them. Other than the snakes the pagoda is pretty usual for Burma. Remember it is a place of worship and be respectful: shoes...More

Thank Hazel R
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Although I would not say this stupa was totally worth the trip, it was at the very least different from other temples/stupas I had visited. It was refreshing to see something other than the same Buddha imagery and figures. My advice would be to clean...More

Thank tipsandsubscriptions
Reviewed 27 October 2016

This was a Pagoda dedicated to snakes in the Bhuddist belief system. The snakes were large, seemingly well fed and lazily viewing the visitors. When taking up an invitation to stroke the snakes all went well till they moved. I was shocked by their strength...More

Thank Mary Denese H
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Average temple, not really worth the trip out to it. Not when there are so many other interesting temples to see in Mandalay

Thank adammawright
Reviewed 23 May 2016

one could not possibly write and rate them all. but to summarize it all: do the trip and see for yourself ,you won't regret it, is all I can say!

1  Thank hubert s
Reviewed 8 May 2016

We went here after seeing a review in one of the guide books and it sounded quite interesting. It is off the tourist trail and seems popular with the local people but I wouldn't encourage a special trip just to see the temple. There are...More

Thank HKDave
Reviewed 7 April 2016

Since it is not one of the top tourist destinations near Mandalay, the Snake Pagoda remains one of the less commercialized and less crowded places. The pagoda is filled with hundreds of colorful statues of holy snakes and snake-like mythological beings who protect the meditating...More

Thank Lidija1108
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