Religious Sites in mandalay

Bargaya Monastery
It is located inthe old city of Ava, or Inwa as it is now known. This ancient teak wood monastery is one of the highlights in Ava. Magnificent in its weather aged appearance and decorated with beautiful carvings, this is an ideal place to give your busy soul a peaceful rest
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Dat Taw Taung Cave (Kyaukse)

Dat Taw Taung Cave (Kyaukse)

Dat Taw Taung Cave is situated in Kyaukse, Mandalay Region. Mountain Festival (Dat-taw-taungpwe) is usually held on 14th waxing day and Tabaung full moon day. Buddha images from the caves are worshipped.
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Kuthodaw Paya
It's known for being home to the world?s largest book and the entire script of Tripitaka Theravada, the most sacrosanct script in Buddhism. Kuthodaw Paya was built during the late 1800?s by King Mingon and is a location situated at the bottom of the Mandalay Hill. The whole compound is covered with white pagodas, star-flower trees and their Jasmine-like fragrance. In the cool shade under these trees, the sight of children picking the flowers to make star flower chains for the Buddha or to wear in their hair is a truly peaceful and beautiful.
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Kyauktawgyi Pagoda

Kyauktawgyi Pagoda

Kyauktawgyi Pagoda donated by King Mindon in 1853, is located near the southern entry of Mandalay Hill. Kyauktawgyi means the Great Marble Buddha Image.
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Maha Aung Mye Bon Zan Monastery
If you are in Inwa/Ava, this should be on your itinerary - (re-)build of bricks in a nice contrast to the other teak monasteries. Good for views of the Irrawaddy bridges and many golden pagodas on Sagaing Hill on the other side of the river.It was so interesting to see the preparations for the monks' lunch and to see where they lived and prayed. However, please remember this is first and foremost a home and religious centre and must be treated with due respect.
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Mahamuni Paya (Paya Gyi)
“Maha” means large, “muni” sitting and “Paya” means pagoda. Mahamuni Paya is one of those incredible sites that you absolutely have to witness in your lifetime, and is very revered by pilgrims around all Myanmar and other parts of Southeast Asia. Everyday, this age old ritual occurs between 4.30 and 5.00 am, and is a spiritual and religious ceremony that partakes of washing of the Buddha’s face. The site is beyond magical and magnificient. Mahamuni pagoda is the most important of all the religious places in Mandalay. It is not a pagoda but an image of the Lord Buddha, believed to have been cast in the Buddha’s lifetime in the very presence of the Buddha according to the tradition. The thickness of gold clad on the Buddha face from people applying golden leaf on it is just truly unbelievable if you think of how poor the country is. Unlike most pagodas in Myanmar, men (only) can get close and touch the Buddha. There is also a museum in the complex and a small building that contains five bronze Khmer statues taken from Angkor Wat.
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Makhaya Old Capital

Makhaya Old Capital

Situated in Mandalay Region, before you reach to Sintkaing Township, there is a junction to go to the old capital. Shwezigon Pagoda, old palace wall and ancient pagodas and temples can be seen.
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Nga Yant Min Cave

Nga Yant Min Cave

It is situated at Yankin Hill, about 5 miles (8km) east of Mandalay and 884ft (269m) above the sea level. It is said that the figure of the Buddha to be, the king of the fish was put in the cave and belived to get rain when there was a drought
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Sanda Muni Paya
The Sandamuni Pagoda is located to the southeast of Mandalay Hill and bears a resemblance to the nearby Kuthodaw pagoda because of the large number of slender whitewashed ancillary stupas on the grounds. The Sanda Muni Paya also features 1774 marble slabs which include the commentaries and sub-commentaries on the Tipitaka, the Three Baskets of Buddha’s teachings. It is very similar to Kuthodaw pagoda but they are much closer to each other and I liked this pagoda more.
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Sandamuni Pagoda

Sandamuni Pagoda

The Sandamuni Pagoda is located to the southeast of Mandalay Hill and bears a resemblance to the nearby Kuthodaw pagoda because of the large number of slender whitewashed ancillary stupas on the grounds.
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Shwe Bo Myao Daunt Pagoda

Shwe Bo Myao Daunt Pagoda

Located at Shwe Bo, 64 miles (103km) north of Mandalay on the motor and railroad to MyitkyinaIt, it was built by King Alaungpaya in 1757. When he conquered Bago, he visited to the most venerable Shwemawdaw Pagoda in lower Myanmar. Therefore he constructed the pagoda to the same architecture as Shwemawdaw. This pagoda is 30ft (9m) high and construction period took ten months only.
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Shwebon Yadana Mingala Palace (Shwebo)

Shwebon Yadana Mingala Palace (Shwebo)

The number of Red and Gold buildings in the Palace of Shwe Bo are less complete than that of Mandalay Palace. Still it's a fascinating place to viist
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Shwekyimyin Pagoda

Shwekyimyin Pagoda

Shwekyimyin Pagoda was built by King Min Shin Saw, situated in the heart of the town. In the temple is enshrined the origninal Buddha image consecrated by the King himself. The great attraction of this pagoda is the collection of these statues and images made all of valuable jewels and precious stones and traditionally worshipped by royal family.
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