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Taunggyi, Myanmar
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

This temple is in the southwest corner of Inle lake. Like all the places around you reach it by boat docking at its pier. The temple is an important pilgrimage site in the area. The main sanctity are 5 small Buddha statues in the middle...More

Thank B1714D
Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

It is very Famous in Inle. You can pray your Budda. It has Five Budda statues. They are covered with Real gold. In myanmar, we may perform our religions with our precious gems etc. You should go there by motor Boat from Nyaung Shwe to...More

Thank white h
Reviewed 18 April 2018

From far we can see this great architecture of the pagoda, after we have landed, there are many stalls opened selling Longyi, souvenirs, praying items etc. We have went inside the pagoda to see and there is 5 buddha statues in the middle. it is...More

Thank Jacky84
Reviewed 16 April 2018

Wonderful decorated pagoda full of devotees paying homage to Buddha. There are 3 statues covered with gold leaf, which only men are allowed to approach and add to. Must see.

Thank Jackie C
Reviewed 20 March 2018

Large pagoda with 4 small Budda statues so covered with gold leaf they are not even recognizable as Budda statues. Only men are allowed into the inner shrine area to apply the gold leaf and it’s not necessary to be a Buddhist to do so....More

Thank James W
Reviewed 13 March 2018

The day when we visit this Pagoda, we were told that all the men would have to adhere gold foil onto the Buddha and make wishes; and lady can only go in and have a look. What a unique experience for me when adhering gold...More

Thank petersjsim
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

We visited on a Saturday so it was full with locals and interesting to see. Like every sacred places, it is busy and you have a lot of people selling things but the overall experience is good. It is nice as part of a day...More

Thank Swissfreerider
Reviewed 16 February 2018

We landed by boat at the Pagoda which was a fantastic way to approach it. Inside men were adding gold leaf to 5 unrecognisable Buddhas. They have had gold leaf added for years and now are unrecognisable as Buddhas more as blobs.

Thank Ross B
Reviewed 6 February 2018

On Inle Lake, this complex houses five small buddha statues which have had so much gold leaf applied to them that they are unrecognisable. Each October, four of the statues are taken by boat to stay in villages around the lake. All five used to...More

Thank 654GregP654
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

I gave it a good rating as I liked the 5 Buddha blobs as they are weird but also when we were there was a little market outside.

Thank Billy W
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