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Large and important temple

This temple is not on the "tourist path" and one is really alone with locals practising meditation... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2017
München, Deutschland
Strikingly Beautiful

For a pagoda that has reportedly never undergone any restoration work since its construction 2,000... read more

Reviewed 1 January 2017
Christchurch, New Zealand
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The Shwekyimyint Paya shrine, founded in the 12th century by Prince Minshinzaw, contains an original Buddha image consecrated by the prince.
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Mandalay, Myanmar
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

This temple is not on the "tourist path" and one is really alone with locals practising meditation here. There are several buildings all filled with beautiful Buddha images, but it is a great place for a quiet time or meditation.

Thank Asian_Wanderer888
Reviewed 1 January 2017

For a pagoda that has reportedly never undergone any restoration work since its construction 2,000 years ago, it is in a remarkably pristine condition. This is one pagoda you need to ensure that you look up as much as around, since there are treasures all...More

Thank FyingKiwi
Reviewed 11 July 2016

I am a little confused as to what recent reviews on this Pagoda read. Where the long line of Buddha statues come from l cannot understand. Our driver took us to Shwekyimyint Paya as it is his local place of worship and he even said...More

Thank naiyanghappy
Reviewed 7 July 2016

The often photographed long line of Buddhas here is an impressive site but for me the views from the top of the site are just as good. When we were there it was all very quiet so a shady place to sit and take in...More

Thank webme
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Beautiful pagoda with a very long, curved row of beautiful Buddhas. Rather modern complex, nice view. Well worth a visit.

Thank catztravelling
Reviewed 1 January 2016

On the top of the hull a small cave with in impressive collection of Buddha statues standing in a long row.

Thank Kitnuki
Reviewed 25 December 2015

Situated high on a hill overlooking Mandalay. this Pagoda has an impressive series of Buddhas depicting Buddha's life from "enlightenment" till death. Well worth seeing.

Thank stretch7250
Reviewed 29 November 2015

Unlike any other pagoda with it's maze like buddha statues. Good for a quick stop over and atmospheric when no other visitors are around.

Thank ShelleyJ-B
Reviewed 21 September 2015

if you are in Mandalay you should not miss to visit the Shwekyimyint paya. Good deal to see Myanmar culture and religious influence

Thank suhailmircha
Reviewed 30 August 2015

Located in Saga Hill. Need to walk up to be see buddha image lining in strainght line. In the end, will see the view point of Saga town and Aryewady river.

Thank Kita U
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