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  • Shwesandaw Paya
    4.5 stars

    Comparable to Yangon's Shwedagon, Pyay's Shwesandaw pagoda glitters over the town a short few minutes stroll from the riverbank. Photogenic from the surrounds, it also delivers on excellent views from its summit. While Shwesandaw has an entrance at each of its cardinal points, we preferred the ... read more

  • Thayekhittaya (Sri Ksetra)
    3.5 stars

    The sprawling archeological park of Thayekhittaya sits around eight kilometres east of Pyay and is well worth the half day or so that it will take you to fully explore. Also known as Sri Ksetra, Thayekhittaya was the capital of a Pyu kingdom from the fifth to ninth centuries and was eventually ... read more

  • Akauk Taung cliff carvings
    3.5 stars

    This site, some two hours by motorbike from Pyay, is well worth making the effort to reach for those with the time. Back to brass tacks this is just a series of carvings in a cliff face, but it is actually far more from that, taking in a long ride through very attractive rural scenery, a small ... read more

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