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Bagaya Monastery, Mandalay

#6 of 23 in Historic Sites in Mandalay
Religious Site · Tourist Spot
Visit the cultural heritage of Myanmar, Bagaya Monastery. Made entirely of teak wood, the monastery, which dates back to 1834, is set among the rice fields and brings out the beauty of the surrounding landscape. The 267 pillars make up the building's architecture, accompanied by carvings on the walls, which showcase the typical ancient, ornamental art. Unlike many others, the monastery still serves as an advice school for young monks, so you can see them learning and reading in their everyday surroundings while you experience the peaceful atmosphere inside. Arrange to visit Bagaya Monastery and other attractions in Mandalay using our Mandalay road trip planning app.
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  • Bagaya Monastery was built by King Bagyidaw in 1834. It was donated to Vermae venerable monk by King Bagyidaw. They dig about 9 feet in the ground and put sand as first layer and stone slab as second....  more »
  • We visited here recently as part of our tour. Beautiful old building, built in 1782. Amazing to think they could build these type of structures out of teak so long ago.  more »
  • A nice place to visit. Historical area and can find huge kyun portic.
  • A hundred of Buddha statues different period.

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