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Address: Paleik, Mandalay, Myanmar

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we saw lots of temples and pagodas and stupas it's hard to rate them all

one could not possibly write and rate them all. but to summarize it all: do the trip and see for yourself ,you won't regret it, is all I can say!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2016
hubert s
Dandenong, Australia
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Dandenong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

one could not possibly write and rate them all. but to summarize it all: do the trip and see for yourself ,you won't regret it, is all I can say!

Thank hubert s
Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

We went here after seeing a review in one of the guide books and it sounded quite interesting. It is off the tourist trail and seems popular with the local people but I wouldn't encourage a special trip just to see the temple. There are two pythons in a concrete tank which is the focal point of the temple and... More 

Thank HKDave
Mandalay, Myanmar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

Since it is not one of the top tourist destinations near Mandalay, the Snake Pagoda remains one of the less commercialized and less crowded places. The pagoda is filled with hundreds of colorful statues of holy snakes and snake-like mythological beings who protect the meditating Buddha. The main attraction of the temple are the two pythons who reside inside the... More 

Thank Lidija1108
Leek, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

I am afraid as soon as people started to pay to force feed the snake I asked to leave. However, 2 minutes down the road is an area full of beautiful stupas and pagodas which was far more interesting. I was the only visitor and at the bottom on the path by the river was a small weaving industry with... More 

Thank omannettie
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

Our guide stopped here for an hour or so as we had some time to kill and it is not far from the airport in Mandalay (So in effect it was our last "attraction" of two and a half weeks in Myanmar"). Having wandered around maybee 20 or 30 Temples over the previous weeks this temple was nothing extraordinary -... More 

Thank Me_n_my_rucksack
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

the snake pagoda is surely worth a visit, but not only for the bathing and feeding of 2 or 3 huge pythons at 11am, where you can take fotos of you and the snakes. more interesting is the impressive pagoda field, just a few 100 meters away. hundreds of small and medium size pagodas in different states of decay, much... More 

Thank Heinrich R
Arnhem, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

Mandalay was my final stop in Myanmar so I didn't need to see any more pagodas really. Went with a few others to this, didn't know anything about it, but wow..definitely something else! Nice to see in the morning when the bath the snakes. Locals love it!

Thank Talitha M
Mandalay, Myanmar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2016

Boring to see crowded tourists in and around Mandalay , Paleik Pagoda Ruins & Snake Pagoda is worth to visit! Love to see Snake bath at small pool nearby Pagoda , you have to be there before 11:00 AM. Pagoda trustees take these four snakes to take a bath at pool & feed them egg and milk in everyday 11:00... More 

Thank kosoesoemdy
London, UK
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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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