Before Shwedagon Pagoda | Burma

The story of Taphussa it could be said was the instigator in what has become one of the greatest monuments honoring the Buddha, referred to as Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon. There are several accounts according to myth and legend regarding … Read More

Mya Kyauk Monastery – Mandalay

Mya Kyauk Monastery – Mandalay is located on the outer east side of Mandalay city at the base of Yankin Hill, in the township of Patheingyi.This monastery is also known as “Emerald Stone Pagoda”. It is one of many pagodas … Read More

Buddhist Art Po Win Taung Caves

The Burmese Buddha Art at Po Win Taung Caves is located 25 kilometres west of Monywa town in the Sagaing division, north west of Mandalay. Po Win Taung literally means “Mountain of Isolated Solitary Meditation”. The murals in this labyrinth … Read More

Mingun Pahtodawgyi Pagoda Myanmar

The building of Mingun Pahtodawgyi Pagoda Myanmar – was ordered by King Bodawpaya, the sixth King of the Konbaung dynasty. Construction of Pahtodawgyi Pagoda started in 1790 and was left unfinished upon his death at the age of 81 years … Read More

Mandalay Hill Monastery Myanmar

Mandalay Hill Monastery Myanmar has an interesting history, not only is it a sacred sight visited for two centuries by Buddhist pilgrims, it was also a stronghold held by the Japanese military during WW2. During the Burma campaign on 14th … Read More

Konbaung Mandalay Palace Burma

Konbaung Mandalay Palace Burma is situated a short distance from the foot of Mandalay Hill. Mandalay was previously referred to as Yadanabon or Yadanarbon “City of the Mount of Gems”, it was the last of the royal capitals founded by … Read More

Inle Lake Jumping Cat Monastery

Inle Lake Jumping Cat Monastery is a popular tourist destination on Inle Lake. The Burmese name for this monastery is Nga Phe Kyaung located in the township of Nyaungshwe in Shan state. This monastery has gained its reputation “Jumping Cat … Read More

Myu-U Pagoda Myo Thar Village

Situated one hour South West of Mandalay lies Myu-U Pagoda Myo Thar Village. It is an old traditional style pagoda, untouched and unspoiled and of the beaten track. Much of this pagoda is in a state of disrepair, except for … Read More