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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

I did not expected a 2nd Bagan area near Mandalay. On top of the hills there are many golden pagodas and monasteries. This pagoda is on top of a hill overlooking the whole Mandalay area. It was just breathtaking. I enjoyed as usual the many...More

Thank Zwillingsseele
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

The views across Sagaing down to the myriad monasteries, pagodas and the sinuous Irrawaddy river are impressive and worthy of a Merchant Ivory Movie insert. The Paya is not only about the view however, as the scintillating Buddhas and the frescoes are really worth meditating...More

Thank Amanvari
Reviewed 5 April 2018

Beautiful views and very inspiring to think the upkeep on these Pagodas' keeps a lot of people employed. The gold guild would cost a fortune. Local donate money for this to happen, and we as tourist in our travel pay for this as well.

Thank Min4647
Reviewed 19 March 2018

Medium size pagoda complex with a number of outbuildings. What makes it unique is the number of frog statues scattered around the complex. Well worth a look, if you have the time.

Thank James W
Reviewed 16 February 2018

The pagoda sits on one of the hills in Sagaing. It's the Buddha image here that is striking - an immense marble statue in golden robes in a hall with shimmering green tiles. The open verandahs surrounding it are no less opulent. Walk all around...More

Thank Pahari
Reviewed 12 February 2018

I have never seen so many pagoda, shrines and spires in all my life, but this one is worth it for its superb budda

Thank Ross B
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

This is a very nice pagoda with very big Buddha images carved from marble. The view from here is astounding, with a hazy Mandalay in the distance, the hills dotted with pagodas and stupas and a great view of the Irrawaddy river. The was a...More

Thank Elizabeth_and_David
Reviewed 17 December 2017

This pagoda dates from the 14th century but you would hardly guess that from looking at the multi-colour, slightly gaudy, surrounds. The highlight is a very large and attractive sitting Bhudda, which will give you several attractive photos when viewed from different angles. The Bhudda's...More

Thank BroLucius
Reviewed 18 October 2017

This was one of the first temple we went too. It was very interesting , great views across the river. Worth a visit but there are better temples to see.

Thank Jacqui E
Reviewed 12 September 2017

This was a great place to wander around, the Pagoda is magnificent. Definitely worth a visit with all its fabulous surrounds.

Thank slwityk
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