Bagaya Kyaung

The Bagaya Kyaung (or Bagaya Monastery) in Amarapura, Mandalay is reported as being built by King Bagyidaw around 1834. Kyaung in Burmese translates to Monastery in English. Sometimes the monastery is erronously referred to as Bagaya Kyaung Monastery, which is … Continue reading

Kyauktawgyi Pagoda

The beautiful Kyauktawgyi Pagoda in Amarapura (also called Maha Sakka Ramsi Pagoda or locally Taungthaman Kyauktawgyi) was built in 1847 and is a large white pagoda topped with a golden spire located on the Eastern edge of Taungthaman Lake just … Continue reading

Mahagandayon Monastery

Mahagandayon Monastery in Amarapura, Mandalay (also spelt Mahar Gandar Yone Monastery or Mahagandhayon Monastery) was built around 1910 and is Myanmar’s best known monastic college complex. It sits on 20 acres situated on the Western bank of Taungthaman Lake not … Continue reading