Hpaung Daw U Pagoda, Taunggyi

3.3
#2 of 8 in Historic Sites in Taunggyi
At Hpaung Daw U Pagoda, see the five statues representing Buddha, so thickly covered with golden leaves as to be barely recognizable. Over the years, men--only men are allowed to place leaves on the statues--have venerated the statues by adorning them with golden leaves. You can see how the statues once looked--before they took distorted hourglass shapes--by looking at the historic photos hanging from the walls of the pagoda. At the boathouse next to the pagoda, see a ceremonial boat shaped like a hintha bird. Once a year, four of the five statues are placed on the boat and taken on a procession around the lake. Shops selling Shan-style costumes and other traditional items surround the pagoda. See Hpaung Daw U Pagoda and all Taunggyi has to offer by arranging your trip with our Taunggyi travel app.
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  • We stopped at this pagoda while visiting Inle Lake, and I'm so glad we did. This beautiful, slightly understated pagoda is to honor Buddhism, and the gold Buddhas are absolutely stunning. It's an...  more »
  • Hpaung Daw U pagoda festival was held in every October and it lasts about 1 month. During the festival, the four Buddha's statues (which are made from sandal wood) are taken along in 19 villages...  more »

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