Pyay, Myanmar (Burma)
About Bawbawgyi Temple
The Bawbawgyi Paya is the best preserved ruin of the old Pyu kingdom of Sri Ksetra. Of uncertain age, it was likely built between the 6th and the 7th centuries when the Pyu people commanded the circular city immediately to the north. Despite its antiquity, the pagoda is in excellent structural condition, having miraculously survived a number of major earthquakes over the preceding centuries.
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The Shwesandaw Pagoda or Shwesandaw Paya is a Buddhist pagoda in the center of Pyay, Burma. It is one of the more important Buddhist pilgrimage locations in Myanmar. It is said to contain a couple of the Buddha’s hairs, as its name means Golden Hair Relic.
The Shwemawdaw Pagoda is the most important monument in Bago and probably its oldest. At present, it is certainly the tallest, rising to a height of 114 meters. Repeatedly destroyed and rebuilt over the centuries in the familiar cycle of earthquakes and official patronage, the site remains a popular pilgrimage destination owing to the belief that within its core are two genuine hair relics of the Buddha conveyed here in ancient times from India.
200 acres National Herbal Park which was developed to observe 700 species of herbal plants which are used to produce medicines. Near about 20,000 plants and herbs can be found in this park. The main motto of this development is to preserve the traditional system of producing medicines in the country by using various medicinal plants. They also sell different types of herbal plants.
This 165-acre garden is situated near the Naypyidaw City Hall with a steel structure arch-way. Also included in the garden is the main pond with three fountains inside and 11 small ponds with 13 different fountains inside, a 30 feet high clock tower, nine recreation centers, two small gardens, two stone gardens, and ten feet wide buggy road and footpaths.
Uppatasanti is an imitation of the holy Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon and was opened in 2009. Its tremendous stupa is noticeable from numerous parts of the city especially during the evening as it is wonderfully lit. n the pagoda area are noteworthy religious structures, for example, Maha Hsutaungpyae Buddha Image in Maha Pasadabhumi Gandhakuti Chamber; four jade Buddha pictures in the give in of the pagoda. It is one of the premium attraction in this area.
Thatta Thattaha Maha Bawdi Pagoda is a temple near Naypyitaw, Myanmar. It is a beautiful Maha Bodhi Temple replica. It was completed in the year 2013 making it one of the most recent Maha Bodhi Temple replicas in the world. It is an impressive 162 feet tall. The height is just shy of the Maha Bodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya (52 meters), perhaps for respect to the authentic Temple at the exact spot of Buddha's enlightenment.
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