Kyautawgyi Paya Mandalay

Kyautawgyi Paya is another attractive pagoda that is best illustrate the cultural and beliefs of Burmese. Located in Amarapura and crossing the bridge to Taungthaman village which is on the other side of the lake, tourists will see Kyauktawgyi Pagoda. The nam of this pagoda is meaning the pagoda of the Great Marble Image in Burmese, which is worth a visit.

Kyautawgyi Paya is another attractive pagoda that is best illustrate the cultural and beliefs of Burmese. Located in Amarapura and crossing the bridge to Taungthaman village which is on the other side of the lake, tourists will see Kyauktawgyi Pagoda. The name of this pagoda is meaning the pagoda of the Great Marble Image in Burmese, which is worth a visit.


Main gate ò Kyautawgyi Pagoda

Main gate of Kyauktawgyi Pagoda

Similar to other attractive destinations, this pagoda was also built by King Bagan in 1847. Kyautawgyi Pagoda is thought to have been modelled on the Ananda Temple in Bagan by residents.

It houses a large figure of t Kyautawgyi Paya he Buddha in bright marble, as well as statues of his eighty-eight pupils. The entrances are decorated with 19th-century wall paintings depicting the signs of the zodiac and scenes from everyday life.

It closely resembles the Ananda in exterior form but it falls short of the latter in construction and interior decoration. Unlike the Ananda which has perfect vaulted roofs, the Kyauktawgyi has wooden rafters and beams. That account for the weakness of the structure.

There is one principal image carved out of a single block of Sagyin marble. The walls is situated in the east and south porches are adorned with paintings. Those paintings depict many religious buildings erected by the donor and other kings in different parts of the country. Scenes from contemporary Burmese life gradually emerged following visitors’ steps inside Kyautawgyi Paya pagoda.

Kyautawgyi Paya Map

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