Kyauktawgyi Paya, Mandalay

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  • Kyauktawgyi Paya
    by stevemt
  • Kyauktawgyi Paya
    by elpariente
  • Kyauktawgyi Paya
    by hydronetta

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    Kyaukthawgyi Pagoda

    by stevemt Written Feb 25, 2012

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    This pagoda, which is located at the bottom of Mandalay Hill, is home to a huge marble Buddha. The ret of the pagoda is not that inspiring, in fact it could do with a clean.

    The entrance to the Pagoda however is interesting. There are little stalls here along with craftsmen doing wood carving etc. Very interesting.

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    Kyauktawgyi Paya

    by hydronetta Written Jan 18, 2007

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    After the disappointing ancent to Mandalay Hill we started our city level sightseeing. Our first stop was Kyauktawgyi Paya, the pagoda of the “Great Marble Image,” situated near the southern entry to Mandalay Hill. This pagoda by King Mindon was not completed until 1878. The chief feature of the Kyauktawgyi Paya is huge seated Buddha figure sculpted from a single block of pale green marble. Reportedly it took 10,000-12,000 men 13 days to transport the stone block from the Ayeyarwady to the site of the pagoda where it was carved. A covered corridor leads through the garden of the arhats to the structure housing the Buddha. On each of the four sides there are twenty shrines with figures representing the arhats, the eighty Great Disciples of the Buddha. Each October one of the largest festivals is held at the Kyauktawgyi Paya.
    It is an impressive structure with thousands of mirrors creating a glooming atmosphere and it’s a rather pristine place. We had an interesting short talk with a monk there.

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    Kyauktawgyi Paya

    by elpariente Updated Jan 26, 2006

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    Es un templo al que llegas despues de cruzar el puente paseando por un pueblo muy tranquilo y en el se pueden ver ademas de las imagenes pequenas de budas los frescos que hay en el techo

    You get to the temple after crossing the bridge walking in a very peacefull village and you may see on it besides the small Buddha images the frescos on the ceiling

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