In the year 1902, a museum was constructed on the north of Ananda Temple by Mr.Taw Sein Kho. He was the Superintendent of the former Epigraphic Office / Department of Archaeology of National Museum and Library. The museum was eventually opened for public in the year 1904. This small museum was characterized by unsystematic displays.
In 1979, towards the south of Gawdawpalin Temple within old Bagan, a modern museum was constructed. This complex of buildings and octagonal looking structure displayed ancient objects.... read more
Reckoned as a Buddhist temple, Manuha Temple was constructed in Myinkaba, situated near Bagan. It was constructed by a captive Mon King Manuha in the year 1067, according to King Manuha's inscriptions. The temple is expounded as a rectangular shaped building having two storeys. The building comprises of three images of Buddha seated and entering Nirvana. The temple is counted as one of the oldest temple in Bagan.
If one turns back the pages of history, it can be traced that Makuta, ex-king of Mon from Thatön mig... read more
A Buddhist temple, The Shwezigon Pagoda or Shwezigon Paya is situated in Nyaung-U, a town close to Bagan, in Burma (Myanmar). The temple can be reckoned as a prototype of Burmese stupas. It comprises of gold leaf-gilded circular stupa. It is encompassed by small shrines and temples. The construction work of Shwezigon Pagoda started during King Anawrahta’s reign. The work got finished during reign of King Kyansittha of the Pagan Dynasty in 1102 AD. Placed in a bone and tooth of Lord Buddha, the pagoda looks ve... read more
Bupaya Pagoda is a distinguished pagoda situated in Bagan in Myanmar. It is precisely located on the Ayeyarwady River’s right coast. The small pagoda is characterized by a bulbous shaped dome. Turning back the pages of the history, it can be found that the small pagoda was built by the third King of Pagan, Pyusawhti who reigned from the time span of 168 to 243 AD. There are thousands of old and new pagodas located in Pagan and Bupaya Pagoda is counted amongst the most distinguished shrines in the region.
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Kanbawzathadi Palace was constructed by King Bayinnaung. The king is known to be the founder of the second Myanmar Empire. In 1556, when king constructed a new palace towards the south of the Shwemawdaw Pagoda, he gave the palace the name Kanbawzathadi. The palace comprised of seventy six apartments and halls. In 1599, the palace was burnt.
The palace site was burrowed by the Department of Archaeology in the 1993. During the excavations, the brick foundations and plinths were found. The other findings were teak ... read more
In 1476 Maha Kalyani Sima was constructed which is still existing and witnessed many changes from the history of Bago and is derived from Sri Lanka. It is the first copy of Maha Kalyani Sima in Sri Lanka around the state, which contains 397 halls; it was constructed by King Dhammazedi. In 1599, the Portuguese invader Philip De Brito, ransacked and burned the Maha Kalyani Sima, again in 1757 under the reign of King Aloungpaya, it was destroyed after the reconstruction. Furthermore, the natural disasters including th... read more
It is often mentioned as Golden God temple, which is a stupa situated in Bago. It is considered as one of the tallest pagoda in Myanmar, which is 375 feet high. Annual festival of Pagoda is a 10-day long celebration, which takes place during the Burmese month of Tago.
It was built in the 10 century that was around 70 ft tall and built by the Mon in order to hold two hairs of Buddha. It was damaged several times because of earthquakes. In 982 and 1385, tooth relics are added. Moreover, it also include a ... read more
This Buddhist stupa is situated at Mandalay and is generally called as Mahalawka Marazein. It was built during the reign of King Mindon that lies in the foot of Mandalay Hills. It holds world’s largest book, which contains 729 marbles caves with both sides of engraved stones taken from Tipitaka text.
In 1857, Mindon Min built the pagoda as a section of the traditional foundations at the new royal city of Mandalay. He wanted to leave a prominent work of merit by engraving Tipitaka set on stones... read more
It is a Buddhist temple and a major pilgrimage site. It is highly revered in Burma, which plays a major role in many people’s lives, as it is seen as a representative to Buddha’s life.
According to myth, during his travels on Proselytization mission, Gautama Buddha visited Dhanyawadi. He was paid homage at Salagiri mountain peak by the king of Arakan along with his chief queen, ministers, officials and generals. On king’s insistence, Buddha agreed to leave his image for the people to w... read more
The formal name of Mandalay Palace is Mya Nan San Kyaw, which means the Famed Royal Emerald Palace. It is popularly known as the Great Golden Royal Palace.
The master plan of this palace was constructed as part of the King Mindon’s discovery of Mandalay in 1857. It consists of 144 squares block grid patterned city. There are total twelve gates, which represents the zodiac signs. To cross the moat, the citadel has five bridges. The British government plundered the palace and some of the artefacts, ... read more
It is a Buddhist monastery, which was built in 1857 by King Mindon and is located in Mandalay, Myanmar. The original monastery was built by using teak material and was layered with stucco on the outside. In 1890, the structure was burned down during the fire in the city, because of which, the monastery, 30 feet tall Buddha image and the set of Tipitika were destroyed. Moreover, a 19.2 carat of diamond also went missing which was given by Maha Nawrahta to King Bodawphaya. In 1996, monastery was reconstructed with th... read more
Yadanabon Zoological Gardens is a zoo, which is situated in Mandalay, Myanmar. It plays an important role in the conservation program of the highly endangered Burmese Roofed Turtle. It was located at the bottom of Mandalay Hill, was founded in 1989, and was opened on 8 April. There are nearly 300 animals, which include elephant, tigers and leopards.
Burmese Roofed Turtle
Until 2002, people feared of its being vanished. This tortoise is still rare in the wild and cannot be found easily. In today’s time, Bu... read more
It is the most popular Buddhist region and monastery, which is located in Monywa Township, Sagaing Region, Myanmar. It is the second largest gigantic standing Buddha statue in the planet. This place contain thousands of Buddha statues and Bo trees including gigantic reclining Buddha statue, Aung Sakkya Pagoda and many other huge Buddha images in the Sasana region.
On 5th May 1960, Maha Bodhi Ta Htaung Sayadaw Ven Nărada established Maha Bodhi Ta Htaung. He planted thousands of Bo trees that hold religio... read more
This Pagoda was commenced on 20th June 1939 and completed in 2nd March 1952. According to some visitors, this Pagoda reminds them of Borobodur because of its similar architectural designs. However, Thanboddhay Pagoda is a contemporary place of worship that is well maintained with alluring samples of modern Buddhist art. The total number of various Buddha images are 5,82,257. The entrance of this Pagoda is guarded with white elephant, which are considered as an auspicious and sacred in Buddhist symbolism. It has the... read more
Known by different names, the Kaba Aye Pagoda literally translates into World Peace Pagoda. The pagoda, situated in Yangon, Myanmar, was built in 1952 by U Nu for the Sixth Buddhist Council that he hosted from 1954-1956. It measures 111 feet (34m) in height as well as in base. Within the complex, he also had the Maha Pasana Guha (great cave) built, which is identical to the Satta Panni cave in India, where the first Buddhist Synod was organized. This 455 feet (139 m) long and 370 feet (110 m) wide cave has six entr... read more
The Botataung Pagoda is situated near the Yangon River in Myanmar. It is believed to have been built around the same time as Shwedagon Pagoda, 2500 years ago. The pagoda is a hollow structure that houses what is reckoned to be a sacred hair of Gautama Buddha. During World War II, the place was completely destroyed and later rebuilt.
The name ‘Botataung’ literally translates into "1000 military officers". When the relics of Buddha arrived in Burma at a hillock near this pagoda’s site, t... read more
Maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, the Taukkyan War Cemetery is the resting place for 6,374 allied soldiers from British Commonwealth who died during the Second World War and 52 soldiers who died in Burma during the First World War. Out of the total, 867 graves in the cemetery have unidentified soldiers buried in them.
Within the premises is The Rangoon Memorial where the names of over 27,000 Commonwealth soldiers, who died during the Second World War but who have no known grave, are written.
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One of the two major lakes in Yangon, Myanmar, the Kandawgyi Lake is an artificial lake, located east of the Shwedagon Pagoda. It was built to supply clean water in the city during the British colonial rule. The lake measures 5 miles (8km) in circumference and is 20 to 45ă€€inches (50 to 115 cm). Its name translates into "great royal lake".
Spread in an area of 110-acre, the Kandawgyi Nature Park and the 69.25-acre (28-hectare) Yangon Zoological Gardens surround the lake. The Natmauk Street is situated towards t... read more
Situated 22 miles north of Yangon in Mingaladon, the Hlawga National Park is spread in an area of 623-hectare. It houses a wildlife park, a mini zoo and a buffer zone. The place was set up as an educational center for environment in 1982 and continues to attract many ecologists and nature lovers.
This national park was established with joint-funding by the UNDP and the Burmese government so as to preserve the flora and fauna of the region. It holds the catchment area of an old extension dam, Zokanabe La... read more
The Maha Bandula Park is located in the downtown of Yangon, Burma. It is a public park, which is surrounded by Maha Bandula Street in the east, Sule Pagoda Road in west, Konthe Road in south and Maha Bandula Road in north. In addition, this park lies in close vicinity to many significant buildings that include Sule Pagoda, The Yangnon City Hall and High Court. The name of the park is taken from the general Maha Bandula who fought against Britishers during the first Anglo-Burmese War. Furthermore, this park also has... read more