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Address: Paleik, Mandalay, Myanmar
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Combine with visit to Banwaw monastry and village to make a good morning trip

The snake pagoda is interesting in that its an important place for the faithful who believe that the snakes protect the Buddha. The building itself has an interesting design but... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Interesting small pagoda with 4 live pythons, luckily they are well fed and not lively! It is a lovely shrine and and interesting place to visit

Thank Merran
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The snake pagoda is interesting in that its an important place for the faithful who believe that the snakes protect the Buddha. The building itself has an interesting design but there are certainly more impressive or older pagodas in the area. When you enter the temple you quickly come across the 3 snakes, just lieing in front of and on... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

At the top of Mandalay hill, I expected to see 2 live snakes. (Silly me!) but very special stone carvings of Cobras! Must see when at top of hill!

Thank Stuskiwi
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015 via mobile

We visited this site as part of a guided tour. On the face of it the pagoda is not that special. It is small, but being far the usual tourist haunts is not that crowded. Inside, you get a big surprise with three or four live snakes curled round the base of a Buddha statue. They are fairly placid and,... More 

2 Thank DavidH118WH
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

This was worth visiting. It wasn't crowed by other tourists and was a great morning visit. I'd highly recommend checking it out!

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This sounded like it would be an interesting place to visit, however the reality was quite depressing. The snakes lay around the budha, and although they were being cared for, it still didn't feel right. The snakes are force fed a milk and egg mixture each day which in itself is not natural. And although snakes are hardly the most... More 

1 Thank Finlay122
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Everything was very fine, the Welcome, service, breakfast, meals and plus, the arrangement for our trips to go sightseeing , for inside city and the outside City tours of Mandalay.

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

On the Mandalay-Meiktila road, is Paleik, the home of this snake pagoda. There are 3 pythons which reside in the recess with the gold Buddha image, curled around and with it. They have caretakers, who feed and wash them daily at 11am, and feed them eggs . Very interesting to watch. Sometimes crowded.

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The pagoda is pretty far from the city but there are some local who are willing to explain the history of the pagoda to me. I feel like the staffs at the pagoda are feeding the snake drugs to make them stay. I might be wrong but the snake really give off creepy feeling.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We had a great guide in Mandalay called Soe Paing (So So) Soe.paing246@gmail.com who took us to some great places and who had very good English. He was very reasonable $25 for a 12 hour day and $40 for a car all day. We would thoroughly recommend him. We used him for two days but he couldn't do the second... More 

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