Ananda Ok Kyaung

Ananda Ok Kyaung, Bagan: Address, Ananda Ok Kyaung Reviews: 4.5/5

Ananda Ok Kyaung
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fjp4564
Sunshine Coast659 contributions
Oak Kyaung Monastery
Dec. 2019
Worth a visit and time to inspect these ancient murals which will disappear soon due to decay. No photography inside the monastery
Written 6 December 2019
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allseeing_i313
Bangkok, Thailand178 contributions
Put off visiting here till repairs are done
Mar. 2018 • Business
Lots of repair work going on at this temple at the moment so may be worth waiting till that repair work is done before visiting, unless you don't mind scaffolding here and there. This temple is famous in Bagan because of its unique shape (as compared to other Bagan temples) and also because of the beautiful mural paintings inside (all going through restoration work at the moment as well). But if you are going to visit Ananda Temple (which is not the same as this temple... the beautiful Ananda temple is called Ananda Phaya to locals and this one Ananda Okkyaung - pronounced Okjong, they say 'k' like 'j' in Myanmar), then you could swing by here as they are next to each other. Plus, the delicious Golden Myanmar 2 restaurant and Be kind to moon and animals veg restaurant is also in this neighborhood.
Written 29 March 2018
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shar_tandon
New York City, NY18 contributions
Buddha everywhere
Mar. 2017 • Family
Ananda temple is a masterpiece of Mon era. It is the largest and best preserved of the Bagan temples and is fully restored after a devastating earthquake in the 70s.

Written 18 June 2017
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Bonita B
Miami, United States438 contributions
Visit November 2016
Nov. 2016 • Friends
A must visit Temple in Bagan famous for its 4 tall standing Buddhas each with a different profile depending from where you look.
Written 29 May 2017
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MrsAverage
Dorset87 contributions
I think this is the steep one!
Mar. 2017 • Friends
There was one we visited which had incredibly steep steps and which many visit to watch the sun set - I think it was this one, if not I apologise! If I'm right, the steps are very testing (definitely not suitable if the pins are a bit dodgy) being high, steep & narrow, and it becomes very crowded for sun down. Having said that, we went there during the day when we could take our time and thoroughly enjoyed the extensive views.
Written 17 May 2017
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Ono O
Fremont, CA2,907 contributions
One of My favorite Temples in Bagan
Dec. 2016 • Couples
This temple is built of Sandstone and was under restoration when I visited. Unfortunately, the central stupa was covered with bamboo scaffolding to facilitate the restoration. Of the 4 huge standing wooden buddies inside, two are original. The faces of these statues each look different depending on where you stand, close or far - sometimes smiling and sometimes frowning. That was a neat trick. There are a crazy number of Buddha status, all different, on the inside walls in niches. The interior has very tall ceilings and extra thick walls, and was unlike any other temple we had seen. I recommend this as a must see.
Written 1 April 2017
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Boywonder51
Casper, WY890 contributions
Amazing place
Feb. 2017 • Couples
This site is truly beautiful. We were awed by the Buddha images and how they are each so different. There are some local crafts for sale too.
Written 23 March 2017
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Marcel B
Bennekom73 contributions
Must see
Mar. 2017 • Solo
When visiting the next door pagoda, this little house with many frescoes is a must see. All walls are covered in bright coloured frescoes.
Written 12 March 2017
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FyingKiwi
Christchurch, New Zealand740 contributions
Dilapidated
Dec. 2016 • Solo
Initial difficulty was had in locating this vihara, as it is incorrectly named on many websites as Ananda OK Kyaung (including Tripadvisor), and incorrectly located on the maps of Bagan given to visitors. Its correct name appears to be Oak Kyaung Gyi, and it is located (on the right) just prior to reaching the entrance of the Ananda temple.
Once located however, visitors are presented with a very dilapidated Ananda vihara, which they are not permitted to approach for safety reasons.
Written 31 December 2016
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PianoManiac
Singapore91 contributions
Beautiful wall and ceiling paintings
Dec. 2015
Located just north of the main Ananda Temple complex, this is a much smaller structure reached by a stone stairway just outside. An old lady will unlock the door and might show you around with a torchlight. Admire the wall and ceiling frescoes, but do not try and take photos as she will stop you! Alternatively, bring your own torchlight and snap away (no flash please!) when she is not looking or occupied.
Written 5 October 2016
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