Photo: Glorious Thanboddhay Paya.

Thanboddhay Paya

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The principal worshipping hall of Thanboddhay Paya or Monastery, set amid an extensive complex of shrines, stupas and monastic buildings, is said to house more than half a million Buddha images. It's a stunning sight.

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Conveniently placed around half way to Bodhi Tataung, this is another of Monywa’s extraordinary things to see. The red, gold and mauve exterior is unusual, but the interior walls, lined floor to ceiling with tiny Buddhas, is remarkable. Shady corridors, occasionally brightly lit where a window lets rays in, linked by archways and larger Buddha images creates some stunning visuals. Pale blue and beige tiles line the floor and the overall effect – in contrast to the gaudy outside – ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 100 words.)

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