WATCH: 21 Thanboddhay Pagoda, Monywa
the Disneyland of Buddhas, Myanmar (Burma)
About 20km South-east of Monywa in Myanmar is Thanboddhay Pagoda has over 500,000 Buddha images. It was built built from 1939 to 1952. Between the colors and the style it looks like a cross between Pastel Disneyland and a giant birthday cake. It was near the Standing Buddha so we went first to Thanboddhay and then to Boddhi-Tataung. In the morning we went to the Hop Win Daung Caves. (see the other movies) October 8, 2012
From Atlas Obscura: “Unlike many other temples in Myanmar, the entrance is not guarded by lions. Instead, two imposing white elephants stand out against their shimmering backdrop. Since its reconstruction, the pagoda has been one of the largest tourist attractions in Myanmar, drawing awe-struck tourists and pious religious visitors alike.”
This movie is from our 28 days in Myanmar (Burma) from September 28, 2012 to October 26, 2012 and our year TRIP in South East Asia, see all the videos from our trip.