Kyauk Taw Gyi Pagoda

Kyauk Taw Gyi Pagoda, Mandalay: Address, Kyauk Taw Gyi Pagoda Reviews: 4/5

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bikerbabe22
Milton, Canada726 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
This is a gorgeous temple in the heart of Mandalay. Try to spend a least a few minutes here enjoying the tranquility and peacefulness of this lovely place.
Written March 22, 2020
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Nay min Mandalay Tuk Tuk Taxi
Mandalay, Myanmar108 contributions
Mar 2020 • Friends
This pagoda is very famous in mandalay city.I think guests should go there and then this pagoda contain interestng place in mandalay.
Written March 19, 2020
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Shreya Saha
Phitsanulok, Thailand939 contributions
Mar 2019
The Kyauk Taw Gyi enshrines the largest marble Buddha image in Myanmar, measuring 37 ft tall and 24 ft wide, weighing over 600 tonnes
Written February 20, 2020
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Geeess
Rome, Italy2,196 contributions
Jan 2019 • Friends
Kyauktawgyi Pagoda is located near the southern entry to Mandalay Hill. Kyauktawgyi meaning the Great Marble Buddha Image in the local language.Its on the way as you go to mandalay hill and well worth a brief stop over/
The Kyauktawgyi Pagoda was built by King Mindon in 1853 on the model of the Ananda Temple at Bagan. It closely resembles the Ananda in form but it is not as ornate inside.The Buddha Image is seated in "Bhumisparsha mudra", the gesture of "calling the Earth to witness." The focus of this statue is the hand, as the eyes are closed.
A covered corridor leads through the garden to the structure housing the Buddha. On each of the four sides there are twenty shrines with figures representing the eighty Great Disciples of the Buddha.
Written June 6, 2019
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QueenslandTommy
Burpengary, Australia1,284 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
Our driver dropped us here prior to going to Mandalay Hill which was one of the highlights of our day. Lots to see from the well-manicured gardens, temple, marble Buddha, statues on each wing, market stalls, paintings, so much to take in. A busy place but everyone is friendly, smiling and respectful. A wonderful place to visit.
Written May 23, 2019
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Hepatacyte
Northallerton, UK686 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
Just at the bottom of the steps to the top of Mandalay Hill this is a wonderful place to visit. Lots going on when we went - a couple of couples getting wedding photos and what looked like a wedding with the guests arriving on ox carts and elephants.
There is a large (very large) Buddha in the middle of the complex but the statues around the place are wonderful as well.
Written March 8, 2019
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axel1707
Frankfurt, Germany30 contributions
Feb 2019
Main Temple is very special and beautiful - especcially the different Guard-Statues. In the Garden-Cloister there are wonderful white-marble Buddhas. I could reminisce and meditate there for quite some time - very cool place to see
Written February 28, 2019
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TravelerTrecker
Houston654 contributions
Nov 2018 • Family
When planning our visit to Mandalay, I gave priority to the Mandalay Hill area and I scheduled a full day to visit all its important sites.
Those sites include the following:

1. Kyauktawgyi pagoda
2. Sandamuni pagoda
3. Kuthodaw pagoda
4. Atumashi monastery
5. Shewnandaw monastery
6. The main walkway up the hill
7. Sataungpyei pagoda

All sites are at a walking distance. Saying this, you need to take water, some fruits or snacks, light but protective clothing (it is important to cover your knees and shoulders), comfortable shoes, hat, and sunscreen. To climb the hill you need to be in good shape. Otherwise, you can take a car to the top (if you take the car, you will miss some interesting sites that are located in the walkway).

We stayed at the Mandalay Hill resort which is located 5 minutes walking distance to Kyauktawgyi. Of all sites at the Mandalay Hill area, this one was the first one we encountered. The temple is colourful and very interesting. It is in reality very big. It has a large, green marble Buddha. The Buddha was sculpted in the 19th century and it required the help and efforts of 10000 to 12000 workers to sculpt it and to bring to the current site. The Buddha is at the main shrine. There are other shrines with smaller Buddha. The pagoda is colourful. The guards, the bells, the roofs, the drums are stunning. You need to go around the main shrine and also see the sides and gardens.
It has many colourful lights (carnivalesque).
It is mainly visited by locals. You may see occasional independent tourist and a very few groups.

There is no entrance fee. As expected, you have to remove your shoes and socks.
Written January 13, 2019
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Rosario_it
Belgium1,826 contributions
Dec 2017 • Friends
This site is quite large and there is a nice courtyard.
At the heart of the complex there is a huge Buddha which is said being carved from a single block of marble.
Written November 23, 2018
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Adib Farid
Sao Paulo, SP817 contributions
Aug 2017 • Solo
Very big one!
I saw different things, like a bell man, that stays there just ringing the bell, a boy with birds, which you buy one and release! Very interesting visit!
Written August 30, 2017
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