Lawka Nanda Pagoda

Attraction Bagan, Myanmar Published on: 13-11-2015

1 hours 30 mins
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
09:00 AM
10:30 AM
Second-time visit
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Architecture
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15.00 USD

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Lawkananda Pagoda is a Buddhist zedi located in Bagan, Burma (formerly Pagan). It was erected on the bank of the Ayeyarwaddy River, and built during the reign of King Anawrahta.

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Why Lawka Nanda Pagoda is special ?

The Lawkananda Paya is a beautiful golden pagoda on top of a small hill on the banks of the Irrawaddy river. Its name translates to “Joy of the world” in ancient Pali language. Lawkananda pagoda was built by King Anawrahta during his reign in 1059. The pagoda has enshrined the Buddha's tooth relic in Bagan. The pagoda is erected on the bank of the Ayeyarwaddy River. During those days, with the power of Bagan Dynasty, the Mon region, Rakhine and even as far as Sri Lanka would anchor by the Ayeyarwaddy riverside. Lawkananda would be the first to see with its distinctive elongated cylindrical dome. It is still used as an everyday place of worship and is thought to house an important Buddha-tooth replica.


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What to explore at Lawka Nanda Pagoda?

The pagoda’s dome is set on an octagonal base of three receding tiers. The lower two tiers are fitted with steps on three sides. The cylindrical dome is adorned with intricate flower motifs. The solid brick pagoda, which was previously white, has recently been gilded. Its interior, which enshrines a Buddha tooth relic, is not accessible. The Lawkananda is topped with a hti, a finial in the shape of a multi tiered umbrella often found on Burmese temples. The hti is adorned with jewels.

On the platform next to the pagoda is a shed housing a large wooden drum and statues of two men carrying a bell. A structure next to the pagoda houses a seated Burmese style Buddha image.

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How to get to Lawka Nanda Pagoda?

Loka Nanda is located on the bank side of the Ayeyarwaddy River. It's more thn 20 minutes driving from the Nyaung U Airport. In town, you can hire e-bike or bicycle to visit the place.

Selling points

  • Unique artistic designs.
  • The motifs of lotus flower
  • Jetty of ancient Bagan.
  • Bell shaped dome.
  • Buddha statues on display
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Duration
7.0 days
Estimated
267.34 USD
Total travel distance
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Number of places
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  • Once atop, you can get a very close viewing of the Irrawaddy, the sandbank behind it, and the mountain range far off in the distance to the west.
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  • Nearby is Ashe Petleik and Anauk Petleik Pagodas, belong to the 11th century and have been assigned to the reign of Anawrahta.
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  • Along the road, there are a number of signs posted on a tree indicating a site, so don't worry if you visit the temple by bicycle.
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  • There are vendors around but just give them a firm no or they will like all vendors follow you everywhere.
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  • There is a jetty at the base of the temple where you can take on a boat and cruise on the lake.
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Located in New Bagan , this Pagoda represent one of the most relevant religious site of Bagan archeological complex...Located Next to the river this site is frequented by mainly locals therefore good atmosphere especially sunset time....

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Lawkananda is in new Bagan an the bank of the river and the view is really nice from the terrace. Less visitors than other famous temples but worth seeing. Unfortunately the dome was under renovation when we visited and covered with bamboo scallfolding and mats.

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The gold "bell" was all covered up - for renovations? So this is a pagoda, which means we can only walk around the outside of it. The best part is that this pagoda is in New Bagan by the river so we get some river breeze and view which is a nice change. The pagoda itself is nothing really. Children annoy us again to buy postcards suggesting they need money for school but we were told children go to school as it's free. Go figure

TripAdvisor View more

Located in New Bagan , this Pagoda represent one of the most relevant religious site of Bagan archeological complex...Located Next to the river this site is frequented by mainly locals therefore good atmosphere especially sunset time....

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