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“Very Impressive”
Review of Kaunghmudaw Pagoda

Kaunghmudaw Pagoda
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

A massive golden pagoda a little off the beaten track but worth a visit . Not very busy and surrounded by small local shops a small photo shoot stop.

Thank AP194R
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Reviewed November 23, 2017 via mobile

This huge golden construction is impressive. Very very shiny when the sun reflects on the surface. It was very very slippery due to rain earlier that day. There was so many small shops around the wheel mostly local people nought things. Not so crowded.

1  Thank R_Sweden
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Reviewed April 15, 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 a large white marble Buddha in its center. There are over 800 stone pillars circle the base along with image-filled niches.

Note: In Myanmar, it is a tradition to remove shoes before entering a temple, monument and holy place. So, either remember where you left your shoes or carry them in a plastic bag or put them into your bag. Especially in this pagoda, because of its circular shape and everything looks similar, it is quite easy to get confused to find the shoes’ location after going around the whole pagoda base.

4  Thank Jane L
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Reviewed April 3, 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.

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Reviewed February 19, 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
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