The interesting places in MyanmarPlaces of interest in Myanmar
Come and see Pakokku on a tailor-made trip.
Pakistanokku is a delightful historic town on the shores of the Irrawaddy, about twenty kilometers northern of Bagan (or Pagan). It was a pleasure to explore the typical roads and the typical atmoshere of the town with the light smile of its people. However, the Shwe Ku and Thilo Shin Peagodas in particular are still definitely recommendable.
The latter contains depictions of the Buddha that go back over a thousand years and are among the most revered in the area.
The Amarapura is located on the Ayarwaddy River's right side. Mandalay outskirts, also known as Taung-myo (southern town) or Myohaung (old town). Established in 1783 by King Bodawpaya as his new capitol. The name Amarapura means town of immortality. Ancient Amarapura was the capitol of Myanmar during the Konbaung dynasty.
The city was established by Bodawpaya in 1782 AD when the Emperor moved the capitol of Innwa (or Ava). In 1823 Bodawpaya's grandchild moved the city back to Innwa, but in 1837 Amarapura was taken back by His Majesty His Majesty the Tharrowdy, who stayed the capitol until Mindon Mandalay was rebuilt in 1857 and the capitol was moved there in 1860.
Amarapura visitor can still see the graves of King Bodawpaya, who passed away there on June 5, 1819 just south of Shwezaga Pagoda and also of King Bagyidaw just south of Pyatthat Gyi Village. After being dethroned in 1837, King Bagyidaw passed away in Amarapura on 15 October 1846.
Both of these white-washed tile voults have English and Myanmar insciption. There' s another smaller chedim, which preserves the bone of King Tharrawaddy, who passed away in Amarapura on November 17, 1846. The Amarapura is known for silk weaving. Achiek Longyi and most of Myanmar's citizens are very proud to participate in the country's culture ceremony mainly from Amarapura.
It is not far from the town of Mandalay and can be reached by road. O Bein, who was a scribe of the Mayor of Amarapura. There were 9 points. these were what were used as towbridges to allow the King's barge and warboats to sail under the deck to the Ayeyarwadi River.
In 1847 King Bagan constructed the Kyauktawgyi Pagoda on the example of the Ananda Temple in Bagan. Its outer shape is similar to Ananda, but its design and interiors are not similar. There' s a main picture made of a simple piece of Sagyin stone.
South of Amarapura the Pahtodawgyi pit after the model of the Mahazedi of Sri Lanka. King Bagyidaw and his queen lay the cornerstone for this march 2, 1820. Completion of the marquee was on February 19, 1824. Maha Vijayaramsi is the name of the page.
The well conserved sideboard was outside the old fortifications. An inscription found in the cavern shrine mentions that the ruins bequeathed by King Narapati Sithu (1174 AD) were restored by the Crown Prince (Sirimahadhammabhidhaja Sihasura), who kept Shwe Daung and Dapayin in fiefdom and his wife (Siri Tilakamaha Subbadda ratanadevi) in the period of King Badon (1782-1819).
Concerning the upkeep of the holodeck. The sacred country is given. There are also 63 employees (male and female) to keep the pagodas tidy and to carry out the necessary work. They have to be studied for Amarapura stuccowork as exterior decor. The Shwe Gu Tha is located in the southern part of Shwe Gu Gyi. It is also a cavern shrine, but is best suited for interior paint.
Small remnants of the old Amarapura-Palast, but you can still find two brick built houses - the treasure chamber and the old watch tower. Both King Bagyidaw and King Bodawpaya were laid to rest here and their graves will be preserved. There are still four diagonals at the four edges of the once quadratic town.
The Monywa is a small township in the centre of Myanmar on the east shore of the Chindwin Rive. Monywa comes from "Mon" and means "cake or savoury food" and "ywa", which means the term for Myanmar people. There' s a myth that a Myanmar man once loved a pie vendor from that hometown and made her his own god.
Monywa was one of the places where King Alaungphayar spent the nights of his 1758 expedition to Manipur. Monywa was only a large town during the Myanmar Magi, as the administration center of the area was in Ahlon. The Monywa Hotel. now privatized. has four room comfort cabins with all comforts. all air-conditioned.
Launched on 20 June 1939, the podium was finished on 2 March 1952. When you can walk to Tazaungmone in Myanmar at the beginning of the monthly period (usually around November), you can see the yearly pagodas festivals, which last several nights, when village people from all over the world come to listen to the local folk and dance, and buy at the various stands that have been arranged by vendors from all over the state.
Launched on 20 June 1939, the podium was finished on 2 March 1952. A number of people say that this is a similar architecture to Borobodur. In contrast to Borobodur, this is a place of adoration, well preserved and with interesting examples of contemporary buddhistic music.
Many different Buddha pictures exist. Series by series in rising series in recesses along the walls: the overall number is 582. In contrast to most Myanmar pilgrims, the doorway is not watched over by Chinthes, the mythic lion, but by a couple of magnificent whitey elephant sculptures that are holy and promising in buddhistic epoch.
Thinkoddhay is the only one of its kind in the world. When you can walk to Tazaungmone in Myanmar at the beginning of the monthly period (usually around November), you can see the yearly pagodas festivals, which last several nights, when village people from all over the world come to listen to the local folk and dance, and buy at the various stands that have been arranged by vendors from all over the state.
You can drive about five kilometres by vehicle from Thanboddhay Pagoda on a good turnoff to Po Khaung Taung a small chain of rolling countryside in the Monywa area. You will see other uncommon attractions not found in other parts of Myanmar. At first you should stay for a while in the rapidly expanding wood of one thousand Bodhi-three ( "Ficus religiosa"); this Bo or Pipewood is holy to all Buddhists because Gaudama Buddha achieved enlightenment while he meditated under this one.
Every Buddha has a large Buddha picture under it. and many Buddhists come to buy there. Shortly after Bodhi Tahtaung a brief walk to the west takes you to Po Khaung Taung a ridge of mountains where you can see one of the greatest Buddha pictures in the canyon.
At 300 feet long, it is even larger than the gigantic Shwethalyaung Buddha picture in Bago (Pegu), which is only 180 feet long. The building was only erected in 1991 and to this day it is neither covered nor protected from the weather.
It is a gigantic picture with a cavernous texture and you can go from your top to your toes. 1000 one meter high metallic pictures of Buddha and his students in different positions. It also depicts some important happenings in the Buddha's world.
For Buddha footprint, you can look at the 108 lucky icons shown on the bottoms of this gigantic picture. Close to the lying Buddha picture The Aung Sakkya pit is also located on the Po Khaung Taung area. It is a symbol of the Monywa area, visible from far and wide.
It' encircled by 1,060 smaller satellites containing over a thousand holy pictures of Buddha. These mounds have probably been inhabited since the beginning of man's settlement in Myanmar; to the southwest is the Pon Daung Pon Nya Mountains, where the fossil remnants of Pontaung Mon may have been living 30 million years ago.
There is a roofed staircase leading up a mound to the Great Sepulchre, but there are tens of large and small caverns in the area that are full of old Buddha-paintings. Thousand pictures in these and other caverns around here. Behind Pho Win hill, with spectacular gazebos carved from the sand stone and full of simple Buddha pictures.
Shwe Gu Ni is located about 20 leagues eastwards from Monywa. Buddha pictures in the picture are presented by golden foil (stick) and the face of the Buddha picture was not easy to recognize. The Shweguni is known for its great architectural design. The Kyaukka district a city about ten leagues eastwards from Bagan as the centre of Myanmar's paint and coatings inks.
Constructed by the illustrious Ledi Sayadaw, a illustrious Pali scientist, there are today 806 plate engravings which contain some of the Sayadaw scriptures. Monywa and its surroundings, interesting places and sights and unforgettable moments of Myanmar's characteristic heat and warm welcome.