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Address: North West Sagaing, Sagaing, Myanmar
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Kaunghmudaw Pagoda

The Pagoda is six miles out of Sagaing also known as Rajamanicula. It was built by King Thalun in 1636. It modeled on the form of the Mahaceti of Srilanka. It is hemispherical in... read more

Reviewed 25 January 2016
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 January 2016

We cycled to this pagoda from Sagaing in about 30 minutes. The pagoda was lovely - less touristy than others that we'd seen elsewhere and with an unusual dome. Definitely worth a short stop.

1 Thank Mavrogordato
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2016

The Pagoda is six miles out of Sagaing also known as Rajamanicula. It was built by King Thalun in 1636. It modeled on the form of the Mahaceti of Srilanka. It is hemispherical in shape. It was coated with white wash over it. Now it gilds with gold leaf. These ancient cities have many interesting relics and wonderful places to... More 

1 Thank yeyanaung
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2015

Definitely worth a visit very different pagoda style great for photography even better if you have blue sky above it, also took some photos from the road side before the main entrance just beautiful as l was impressed with its size and shape. But my driver did tell me it was once white before they change its colour to gold... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 20 November 2015

This Kaunghmudaw Pagoda was located in Sagai town and far from Mandalay around 1hr.This kind pagoda style was very big and differently from other and was gold that so amazing and have more area of this pagoda was beautiful corner for you take a rest or take some photo.This people of this town was very shy.They not like to talk... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2015

A must stop off before going up Sagaing Hill, The 700 years of history itself is worth the stop off. You get another perspective when looking back down from the top of the hill at this temple, simply spectacular.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2015

Huge Ceylonese (Sri-Lankan) style Pagoda. Tourist folklore has it that it is modeled on a King's wife's breast. Our guide said that clearly wasn't true and indeed locals were offended by such a story. Initially white to represent purity it was painted gold in the face of local opposition around 5 years ago. As the photos show it looks wonderful... More 

Thank Tom362
Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 30 August 2015

Establish in 1636 in Sri Lanka Style by King Thalun. Original is white one but now is change to be Gold.

Thank Kita U
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 6 April 2015

A Lovely temple full of history, so its good to take a Guide or Guidebook as language is a problem in Myanmar,it has a lot of Religious value to Buddhists, but non Buddhists too could visit this place as its a nice place to visit. Also make sure to be appropriately dressed as a mark of respect to Buddhism.

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Venice, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2015

We stopped here to visit. HUGE dome, but very new. Were not super impressed. There are many more interesting Pagodas elsewhere in Myanmar.

1 Thank Gary B
Ashford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 January 2015 via mobile

built by King Thalum and inspired by his wife's left breast, or so they say, this magnificent temple celebrates the creation of the new Ava. Entry is past two magnificent lion statues and you are straight away hit by the sheer size of the dome. The pagoda was originally painted white to symbolize purity and is now glaringly golden thanks... More 

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