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A very strange pagoda

It is a huge lump of bricks with 4 doorways and some small temples. Apparently it was built so this... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2018
ChrisB189
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Portishead, United Kingdom
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Monument to love

There is a love story attached to this stupa, which is blindingly white. It is called Myanmar's Taj... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2018
Jeffry B
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

It is a huge lump of bricks with 4 doorways and some small temples. Apparently it was built so this it could be seen from the other side but never finished.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ChrisB189
Reviewed 5 February 2018

There is a love story attached to this stupa, which is blindingly white. It is called Myanmar's Taj Mahal. It is not dedicated to the Buddha, but to the wife of a king. Her emerald ring is inside.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed 22 November 2017

I really liked this stupa. It's nice and quit with not to many tourists around. If you take a taxi to U Bein bridge it makes sense for a quick stop (half an hour). The top ornament was distroyed during the earthquake but it sits...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Bram H
Reviewed 30 August 2017

This structure is massive and has nice architecture. This place is nice for taking photos. A lot of nice spots as well. There are 3 stairs going up to the top. The center stair is used by Royal/ First family while the 2 stairs at...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Raphyde
Reviewed 22 June 2017

This white pagoda is a stunning sight set against the blue Mandalay skies. The views are great with lots of good photo opportunities.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Derek F
Reviewed 25 April 2017

A very feminine & beautifully designed pagoda. Stark white against clear blue skies and brown hills. A great picturesque spot for checking out "Mollywood"! Yes, Mandalay has it's own claim to Hollywood Hills.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank TheNotTakenName
Reviewed 24 April 2017

This temple is so pretty..remove your shoes and climb to the top..be careful as everything is white and is a little hard walking down the steps..very steep

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank luckylou56
Reviewed 2 April 2017

This translates to stairway to heaven and it definitely is. The white wash makes it very ethereal. Magnificent views from the top.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank bntzmimi
Reviewed 4 March 2017

This one was on an island which was interesting. The horse cart to get here was to the Paya very uncomfortable - if not so hot I would have walked.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Kathe C
Reviewed 2 March 2017

This was in the process of being painted white while we were there. Lots of debris lying around the terraces so mind your feet.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Karen885jc
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