Kyauk Daw Kyi
Hsin Hpyu Daw
A small, unmarked park close by the Kyauk Daw Kyi is home to four white elephants – actually light pink in colour. Found upcountry and...
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...
Mindhama Hill · interesting places nearby
Kyauk Daw Kyi information
Not far from the airport, this immense seated Buddha was carved from a single piece of marble found outside Mandalay in 1999. The partially finished statue was painstakingly transported to Yangon by boat and train (on a specially built track) a year later, events that are depicted in the complex’s modern murals.
After the detailing was finished, the Buddha was positioned in its current home at the top of a hill and encased in glass.