Pahtodawgyi Pagoda

Pahtodawgyi Pagoda (also called Maha Vijayaramsi) is situated on the North Western bank of Taungthaman Lake in Amarapura, Myanmar just South East of what was the royal palace.

This beautiful white bell shaped pagoda was built in 1820 by King Bagyidaw.

Pahtodawgyi-Pagoda-Amarapura-Mandalay-Visit-Myanmar (2)Located near the main Eastern pagoda entrance you will find a lovely sheltered bell, similar to but smaller than the Mingun Bell.

Only males are allowed to climb up to the terrace to take in very good views of the Irrawaddy River (Ayeyarwady River) and all around Amarapura, ideal for photography.

The lower terrace has 550 marble slabs on which scenes from the Jataka (stories of the life of Buddha) are carved. Inside the temple itself is a stone inscription detailing the history of the Pagoda.

This pagoda has a lot going for it. It has amazing architecture, beautiful presentation and the place is not full of tourists. Overall, fairly impressive.

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When you visit Amarapura make sure you pop in and check out the Pahtodawgyi Pagoda.

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