Hsin Hpyu Daw
Kyauk Daw Kyi
Not far from the airport, this immense seated Buddha was carved from a single piece of marble found outside Mandalay in 1999. The...
Situated next to the Nga Moe Yeik creek, this Disneyland-ish pagoda is a hoot. Large-than-life 3D stucco depictions of the Buddha's life...
Totally artificial, this ‘great cave’ is where the Sixth Buddhist Synod was held in 1954–56 to coincide with the 2500th anniversary of...
Minn Lane Rakhaing Monte & Fresh Seafood
If you want spicy, skip Thai and head directly to this boisterous Rakhine-themed grilled-seafood hall, popular with local families on a...
Mindama Rd · interesting places nearby
Hsin Hpyu Daw information
A small, unmarked park close by the Kyauk Daw Kyi is home to four white elephants – actually light pink in colour. Found upcountry and brought to Yangon in 2002, their discovery was regarded, by the military at least, as a good omen for the country. The elephants, who spend much of the day chained, might think otherwise.