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Why Kyauktawgyi Pagoda is special ?
Kyauktawgyi Pagoda is located at the corner of Pyay Road and Mindhama Road and on Mindhama Hill. Mingalardon Township. Yangon.
Kyauktawgyi Pagoda or also known as Lawka Chanthar Arbayar Laba Muni Buddha Image. The Lawka Chanthar Arbayar Laba Muni Buddha Image craved from the one piece of white is marble rock was done in year 2000 CE. which is flawless and of hight quality measuring 37 feet long. 24 feet wide and 11 feet thick was found at Sakyin Hill. Madaya Township. Mandalay Division. This huge Image is now at Mindhamma Hill. Insein Township. Yangon Division.
In 2003. the huge marble alms bowl was carved out of a monolithic sagyin marble and brought to Yangon and placed on Minn Dhamma Hill.
Within the walking distance from Minn Dhamma Hill. there is an Elephant house where the three white elephants is kept. In many asian countries including Myanmar. white elephant is regarded as a supreme royal ornament.
What to explore at Kyauktawgyi Pagoda?
The Kyauk Taw Gyi pagoda on top of Mindhama Hill near Yangon airport is known for its enormous Buddha image made out of a single piece of white marble.
At the bottom of the stairs to the temple’s entrance are the ferocious looking heads of giant Naga, a serpent from Buddhist and Hindu mythology. The snakes bodies extend on the balustrades. At the stop of the stairway is a pair of giant white and gold Chinthe, lions often seen guarding Burmese temples.
A long corridor with multi tiered Pyatthat roofs leads to the hall enshrining the marble Buddha image. Along the way devotees can buy flowers to pay homage.
How to get to Kyauktawgyi Pagoda?
The pagoda is located at the intersection of Min Dhama road with Pyay road on top of Mindhama Hill near Yangon airport, about 15 kilometers North West of the downtown area.
The easiest way to get there from downtown is by taxi at a fare of about 5,000 Kyat. Alternatively, take the Yangon Circular railway to Insein railway station. The pagoda is found about 1 ½ kilometer East of the station, which will take about 15 minutes on foot.
- The finest Buddhist places in Myanmar
- Impressive marble statue
- Pagoda With A Fntastic Marble Buddah
- One of Yangon’s most impressive Buddhist sites
- Tranquil and beautiful place
Mandalay Myanmar (Burma)
Tips for you
Located almost opposite the Chintze (Lion) Entrance to Mandalay Hill which you may be using to access the hill. It has a large Buddha statue, reputedly carved from a single block of marble and which is impressive. Once you have seen it, photographed it and observed the faithful praying in front of it, there is not much else.
"Kyauk Taw Gyi" mean white stone buddha image.