Thanboddhay Pagoda

Thanboddhay Pagoda

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Thanboddhay Pagoda, Monywa Overview

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 unique shape in the world that has the square base with receding terraces and myriads of small stupas that surrounds the central golden chedi.

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