Theindawgi Pagoda Bhamo

Among the sacred pagodas, Theindawgi paya is the most notable in Bhamo. If you’re bored of visiting the golden pagodas as in Bagan or Mandalay, then Theindawgi paya is a perfect option for those who want to experience something new and different in architecture.

Among the sacred pagodas, Theindawgi paya and Shwe Kyina Paya are the most notable ones, in which each possesses a unique design. If you’re bored of visiting the golden pagodas as in Bagan or Mandalay, then Theindawgi paya is a perfect option for those who want to experience something new and different in architecture.

The Theindawgi Pagoda

The Theindawgi Pagoda

 

Located 500 meters east of the river on Bogyoke Street, Theindawgi is always a good choice for enjoying the photogenic scenes and getting to know the Thai-influenced architecture. It is believed that King Ashoka of India constructed the pagoda in the 3rd century BC.

The Theindawgi Pagoda

The Theindawgi Pagoda

 

Theindawgi is said to be home to a tooth relic of the Buddha, which is very worth a look-through. The pagoda features a gilded stupa designed with an elongated bell-shape. Coming to Theindawgi, tourists will be amazed at the line of old monk statues aligning across a pond in the southeast corner.

Also, visitors can gain an insight into the Buddha statues built in the middle of the lotus pond with a snake-shape base. Tourists and locals usually come here to pray and be impressed by the structure of it. From the pagoda, tourists can easily get access to a vibrant daily market or the nearby restaurants.

The lotus pond with a snake-shape base

The lotus pond with a snake-shape base

Among the amazing options, Shamie Restaurant and Sut Ngai are the most outstanding ones. Some specialties that tourists should definitely try out are curry, homemade tamarind chutney, lime-flavored pork served in banana leaves and delicious barbecue. Don’t forget to spoil yourself with Myanmar beer and see if there is any difference from that of your hometown!

The best time to visit Theindawgi is from November to February. Biking around the town to get to the Pagoda is highly recommended.

Theindawgi Pagoda Map

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