Nyaung U attractions

Buddhist Temple in Nyaung U

Shwezigon Paya

At the western end of Nyaung U, this big, beautiful zedi (stupa) is the town’s main religious site, and is most famous for its link with Myanmar's main nat (spirits). Lit up impressively at dusk, the gilded zedi sit…
Museum in Nyaung U

Thanakha Gallery

Claiming that it’s the ‘Only One Thanakha Gallery in the World’, this sizeable complex has a small gallery devoted to the myriad medicinal and cosmetic uses of the thanakha tree (Limonia acidissima), from its roots …
Buddhist Temple in Nyaung U

Kyanzittha Umin

Although officially credited to Kyanzittha, this cave temple may actually date back to Anawrahta. Built into a cliff face 270yd southwest of Shwezigon, the long, dimly lit corridors are decorated with frescoes, some…
Viewpoint in Nyaung U

Nan Myint Tower

This silo-shaped building, part of the Tay Za–owned Aureum Palace hotel has a 9th-floor restaurant and an observation deck on the 12th floor, which affords fine views over the temple-filled plains and the Ayeyarwady…
Buddhist Temple in Nyaung U

Sapada Paya

A handy landmark when arriving in Nyaung U.