The town’s largest monastery/temple
Published/Last edited or updated: 23rd June, 2016
Though undoubtedly a sacred site for some time, most of the Mon-style temple complex you see today dates from the early 20th century, including the replica of the famous Buddha image in the Mandalay pagoda of the same name.
This is an attractive sight, with plenty of gold leaf and great views. Early mornings and late afternoons are obviously the prime times to visit. Views over the gulf aren’t as good as Kyaik Than Lan but northward vistas over the Than Lwin River and inland more than compensate.
It's an easy walk from the town centre – head up the hill past the prison and it's on your left.
Based in Chiang Mai, Mark Ord has been travelling Southeast Asia for over two decades and first crossed paths with Travelfish on Ko Lipe in the early 1990s.
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