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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
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
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.
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
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.
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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