Tag: Myanmar Temples

  • Myanmar: Taukkyan War Cemetery

    Myanmar: Taukkyan War Cemetery

    The Taukkyan War Cemetery is a very important and peaceful place near Yangon, Myanmar, Asia. It’s where soldiers from World War II are buried. The cemetery has more than 6,000 graves and is beautifully maintained with lots of green grass and flowers. It’s a place to remember the brave people who fought in the war.…

  • Myanmar: Kyaiktiyo Golden Rock Pagoda

    Myanmar: Kyaiktiyo Golden Rock Pagoda

    Kyaiktiyo Pagoda, also known as the Golden Rock Pagoda, is a very special and holy place in Myanmar, a country in Asia. It’s a small pagoda (temple) that sits on top of a big golden rock on the edge of a cliff. The rock and the pagoda are completely covered in gold leaf from those…

  • Myanmar: Sutaungpyai Pagoda

    Myanmar: Sutaungpyai Pagoda

    The Sutaungpyai Pagoda is a bright and colorful place in Mandalay, Myanmar. It’s located on top of a hill called Mandalay Hill. The Pagoda is covered in shiny colorful and beautiful mirrored tiles, which make it highly reflective and glimmer when any light hits it. The temple was built in early 19th century, and continues…

  • Myanmar: Kuthodaw Pagoda

    Myanmar: Kuthodaw Pagoda

    The Kuthodaw Pagoda is an amazing place in Mandalay, Myanmar, in Asia. It’s often called the ‘World’s Largest Book’. Why? Because around the pagoda, there are 729 small stone houses, and in each house, there’s a marble slab with Buddhist teachings written on it. If you put them all together, it’s like a big book!…

  • Myanmar: Shwenandaw Buddhist Temple

    Myanmar: Shwenandaw Buddhist Temple

    A standout spot in Mandalay, Myanmar, the Shwenandaw Buddhist Temple has a rich history and beautiful architecture. This temple is special because it’s made out of teak wood and has lots of fine carvings that tell stories about Buddha. The temple was originally part of a royal palace, but was moved to its current location…

  • Myanmar: Buddhist Monks

    Myanmar: Buddhist Monks

    Buddhist monks are people who decide to live their lives focused on learning and practicing Buddhism. They usually wear simple robes that are often colored orange or red, but the color can change based on their specific Buddhist tradition or the country they’re from. All Buddhist monks shave their heads as a sign of dedication.…

  • Myanmar: Mingun Pagoda (Pahtodawgyi)

    Myanmar: Mingun Pagoda (Pahtodawgyi)

    Mingun Pagoda is a big, unfinished temple in Mingun, a town near Mandalay in Myanmar, Asia. It was started by a king over 200 years ago, but it was never finished. Even though it’s an unfinished temple, it’s still really big, about one-third of the original planned size. You can see large cracks on it…

  • Myanmar: Hsinbyume Pagoda

    Myanmar: Hsinbyume Pagoda

    The Hsinbyume Pagoda is a beautiful white temple in Mingun, a town near Mandalay on the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar, Asia. It’s shaped like a wave and looks a bit like a fairy-tale castle. This design represents a mountain from Buddhist stories. The pagoda was built over 200 years ago by a prince in memory…

  • Myanmar: Htilominlo Pahto

    Myanmar: Htilominlo Pahto

    Htilominlo Pahto is an impressive temple in Bagan, Myanmar. Bagan is famous for its many temples, and Htilominlo Pahto is one of the biggest and most important. The temple was built about 800 years ago by a king named Htilominlo. It’s made of red brick and has lots of beautiful carvings and paintings on the…

  • Myanmar: Shwezigon Pagoda

    Myanmar: Shwezigon Pagoda

    Picture a place in Bagan, Myanmar that looks like it’s made of gold. That’s the Shwezigon Pagoda. On sunny days, it’s so shiny it almost looks like it’s lit from within (It is actually not made of gold though – the temple is gold plated). This temple is very old – over a thousand years…

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