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Lawkananda Pagoda

Myanmar (Burma)

Buddhist Temples

About Lawkananda Pagoda

Lawkananda Pagoda was built by King Anawrahta during his reign in 1059. The pagoda has enshrined the Buddha’s tooth relic in Bagan. It was erected on the bank of the Ayeyarwaddy River. 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.


Attractions near Lawkananda Pagoda

Apalyadana Temple2.54km from Lawkananda Pagoda

A 12th-century Buddhist temple which was located in the heart of Bagan. The temple complex has a large central temple, which has a rectangular plan. The main idol of the temple is a brick image of Gautama Buddha. It is now one of the key attraction in this area and daily a lot of peoples visits to this place.

Manuha Temple3.04km from Lawkananda Pagoda

A Buddhist temple which was located in the heart of Myanmar and is also a famous place here.  It is a rectangular building of two storeys. The building contains three images of seated Buddhas and an image of Buddha entering Nirvana. Manuha Temple is one of the oldest temples in Bagan.

Gu Byauk Gyi Myin Kabar3.51km from Lawkananda Pagoda

The temple contains a large array of well-preserved frescoes on its interior walls, the oldest original paintings to be found in Bagan, which was built in 1113 AD by Prince Yazakumar. It is one of the pure examples for the Myanmar architecture and is also famous among the tourists by its historical importance.

Mingalar Zedi Pagoda3.85km from Lawkananda Pagoda

The Pagoda was built in 1277 by King Narathihapati. It was the very last of the large late period monuments to be built before the kingdom's decline, thus representing the final flowering of Bagan's architectural skills. Being the westernmost monument at Bagan, it's a particularly good spot for a panoramic afternoon view of all the monuments lying to the east.

Dhammayazaka(Dhammayazika) Pagoda3.94km from Lawkananda Pagoda

The Dhammayazika Pagoda is a Buddhist temple located in the village of Pwasaw in Myanmar. It was built in 1196 during the reign of King Narapatisithu. The pagoda is circular in design and is made of brick. Its three terraces contain terra cotta tiles illustrating scenes from the Jataka.

Shwesandaw Pagoda4.38km from Lawkananda Pagoda

It looks like an Egyptian pyramid with 4 sides, 5 distinct floors, and a stupa situated at the top. The temple was built by King Anawrahta in 1057 to house a Sarira  - one of the Buddha's 8 hair strands that had been procured from India more than a thousand years before. One of the special attributes of the Shwesandaw pagoda is that it has 4 terraces that allow for access to 5 different floors, giving visitors the opportunity to discover the temple itself or observe the nearby religious spots fr

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Mandalay Region is one of the best places for sightseeing in Myanmar. It contains many historical sites including Mandalay, Amarapura, Bagan, Pyin U Lwin, Mount Popa, and Ava.