Photo: Pagoda detail at Thayekhittaya (Sri Ksetra), Pyay.

Things to see and do

Shwesandaw Paya

While Shwesandaw has an entrance at each of its cardinal points, we preferred the approach from the west, walking in from the river, between the bustling coffee shops, then the residential area and then reaching the base of the quite sleepy western staircase, flanked by its enormous guardians. As you make your way up there are a couple of levels you can exit at for photos, but the main attraction ... Read more about Shwesandaw Paya .

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Thayekhittaya (Sri Ksetra)
8km east of Pyay

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 ... Read more about Thayekhittaya (Sri Ksetra) .

Akauk Taung cliff carvings
Two hours south of Pyay by motorbike

Akauk Taung cliff carvings, some two hours by motorbike from Pyay, is well worth making the effort to reach for those with the time as while, back to brass tacks, it is just a series of carvings in a cliff face, it is actually far more from that, taking in a long ride through very attractive rural scenery, a small village and a boat trip. ... Read more about Akauk Taung cliff carvings .

The Magnificent Mergui Archipelago
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Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Pyay? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Burma_myanmar.

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