Meiktila attractions

Lake in Meiktila

Lake Meiktila

Lake Meiktila is the town’s premier attraction. There are no boating options, but you can cycle around some of it. Between the road and rail bridges, west of the city centre, you won’t miss Phaung Daw U Paya, a temp…
Buddhist Monastery in Meiktila

Shwe Kyaung

A mile around the west end of Lake Meiktila, Shwe Kyaung is a walled monastery on the inland side of the road with Japanese signs leading to a WWII monument that British and Japanese survivors erected in 1972. Monks…
Buddhist Temple in Meiktila

Phaung Daw U Paya

Between the road and rail bridges, west of the city centre, you won’t miss Phaung Daw U Paya, a temple housed in a giant floating barge shaped in the form of a golden karaweik, a mythical bird.
Buddhist Pagoda in Meiktila

Antaka Yele Paya

Cross the road bridge to reach the wooden pier leading to pretty Antaka Yele Paya, a small pagoda perched on an island in the lake.
Notable Building in Meiktila

British Colonial Diplomat House

A few hundred metres southwest of the bridge is a building that was once a British colonial diplomat house. The building was used as an interrogation centre by the Japanese in WWII, and many years later Aung San Suu…