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Kaunghmudaw Pagoda

North West Sagaing, Sagaing, Myanmar
+95 9 44800 8459
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A round-shape pagoda

Built in 1648, Kaunghmudaw Pagoda is a huge pagoda in the shape of a perfect hemisphere. The legend... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2017
Davis, California
Different shape for a pagoda

This pagoda is quite a different shape to many of the pagodas we saw in Myanmar. We did not go... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2017
Christchurch, New Zealand
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North West Sagaing, Sagaing, Myanmar
+95 9 44800 8459
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

Built in 1648, Kaunghmudaw Pagoda is a huge pagoda in the shape of a perfect hemisphere. The legend said the King was used breast of his wife as the templets of the stupa type. The enormous dome rises 46 m (151 feet) high and house...More

4  Thank JaneJ2010
Reviewed 3 April 2017

This pagoda is quite a different shape to many of the pagodas we saw in Myanmar. We did not go inside - it was just a photo stop to look at the outside. Some impressive Burmese lions out the front too.

Thank roaming_kiwi58
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Taken there by tour guide after seeing many pagodas already, so they are start to seem the same. This one is the "breast" pagoda or the golden dome built in 17th century. It is worth a look.

Thank sactokw
Reviewed 11 February 2017

We stopped off on our way from Mandalay airport to join the Pandaw at Monyma. Its unique shape, some describe it as a woman's breast ,others like an upturned bowl, it is remarkable and different to others in Myanmar. When it was in its original...More

Thank Silverswimmer
Reviewed 6 February 2017

By this time, we were templed out – but since the driver spoke no English and had his itinerary pre-ordained, we just got out and had a wander around. Same glitzy chintzy Buddha temple as we were getting bored with. The stupa inside was, however,...More

1  Thank ricky_indo
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

This pagoda is bit off the routine tourist track. But we were happy that we came here. The place is very clean and calm. The shops inside the temple complex offer a range of local products. We purchased a big bunch of Thanaka paste and...More

Thank Raghuraman C
Reviewed 7 January 2017

A nice place to wander and the gold dome stands out from everywhere. You get a good overview of it from Sagaing Hill. Not many tourist seem to visit here.

Thank Janet T
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Egg-shaped dome pagoda that is unique from the more traditional pagodas you will see. There are three different style pagodas and this is one style.

Thank Mars1964
Reviewed 30 March 2016

During my journey through Myanmar, this pagoda was just as fascinating as any of the other major pagodas (Shwedagon, Shwezigon) but was far less packed with visitors. The gold pagoda resembles an egg or as folklore goes, the perfect breast of King Thalun’s wife. I...More

Thank jonahNJ
Reviewed 9 March 2016

Off the main tourist trail but only a short drive away. Unusual shape which is reputedly based in the shape of an indecisive king's wife's breast - more likely it is based on a stupa in Sri Lanka. Unfortunately it has fallen victim to the...More

Thank 1anon
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