The most spectacular sight in Myanmar by far. With over 2000 temples dotting the landscape its difficult to know which ones to visit. I found it best to travel by horse & cart, the driver spoke good English and can tailor the day to suit you. Beware of burnt feet, you have to go barefoot in all temples & the ground can get painfully hot.
Heres a selection of the best, Ive tried to keep it varied because some are a bit samey.
Htilo Minlo - huge 45m high, nice murals, name means white umbrella.
Upali Thein - a small ordination hall right next to Htilo Minlo, don't miss this, great art inside.
Ananda Temple - the most famous of all, 4 huge standing buddhas inside, one smiles & frowns.
Manuha Temple - squeeze past oversized statues in deliberately confined small rooms.
Dhammayangyi - Pyramid shaped, reputedly haunted by people bricked up inside.
Sulemani - means small ruby, one of the best for frescoes with really bright colours.
Thatbyinyu - the tallest temple, 63m high white and boxy, not worth going inside.
Mahabodhi - small tall pyramid structure, based on an Indian temple in Bodhgaya.yu
Buphaya - Golden & gourd shaped on the banks of the Irrawaddy, rumoured to be from 300AD
Gawdawpalin - Similar to Htilo Minlo & Thatnbyinyu - but with no tourists.
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