Buddhist Temple in Pyay

Shwesandaw Paya & Around

Set on top of a hill in the town centre, the stunning Shwesandaw Paya (and the surrounding pagodas and monasteries) is not only Pyay’s major point of interest, but also one of the country’s biggest Buddhist pilgrima…
Market in Pyay

Central Market

Follow Strand Rd north to catch the action at the lively and colourful central market which spreads over several blocks. As you approach, you’ll pass an ornate Chinese Temple dedicated to the goddess Guan Yin on the…
Buddhist Temple in Pyay

Payagyi Paya

Once marking one of Thayekhittaya’s four corners, this towering pagoda probably dates from the 5th or 6th century AD. Three terraces encircle the slightly swollen, breast-like structure from its base; ‘ladies’ are n…
Buddhist Temple in Pyay

Wunchataung Paya

The smaller gold stupa on the highest hill southeast of Shwesandaw is the Wunchataung Paya, where people can say ‘sorry’ for misdeeds. While they’re at it, they get the best view of Shwesandaw and the mountains acro…
Buddhist Temple in Pyay

Sehtatgyi Paya

Looming high over Pyay is Sehtatgyi Paya, a giant (maybe not 10 storeys, though) seated Buddha, which goes eye-to-eye with the Shwesandaw seemingly watching over it.
Memorial in Pyay

Aung San Statue

This gilded statue of Aung San on horseback is a handy landmark when navigating the centre of town.