Pagodas in Burma


Pagodas in Burma

Pagodas in Burma (or Myanmar) are tiered structures for Buddhist religious purposes. Pagoda is called "Paya" in Burma. Theravada Buddhism is the religion of the majority of Burma's population (90%). In all parts of the country where the Burmese people live there are pagodas and Buddhist monasteries. The graceful tapering shape of a pagoda painted white or gilded to a shining gold, is a basic part of any Burmese landscape. Burma is often called the 'Land of Pagodas'. Following are some lists of pagodas.

*Yangon (formerly Rangoon)
**Shwedagon Pagoda
**Sule Pagoda
**Botahtaung Pagoda
**Kabar Aye Pagoda
**Chauk Htat Kyi
**Koe Htat Kyi
**Mae Lamu Pagoda
**Kyauktawgyi
**Kyaikkalo and Kyaikkalei

Mandalay is a cultural and religious center of Buddhism, having many monasteries and more than 700 pagodas.

**Mahamuni Buddha
**Shwenandaw Monastery
**Kuthodaw Pagoda
**Sandamuni
**Shwe Kyi Myin
**Atumashi Kyaung Pagoda
**Kyauktawgyi Paya Pagoda
**Mandalay Hill

*Bagan (formerly Pagan). UNESCO has long tried unsuccessfully to designate Bagan as a World Heritage Site due to many ancient pagodas.
**Ananda Temple
**Thatbyinnyu Temple
**Shwegugyi Temple
**Gawdawpalin Temple
**Pahtothamya Temple
**Bupaya Pagoda
**Mahabodhi Temple
**Shwesandaw Pagoda
**Tharabha Gate
**Sulamani Temple
**Dhammayangyi Temple
**Mingalazedi Pagoda

*Nyaung U & Wetkyi-in
**Shwezigon Pagoda
**Htilominlo Temple
**Gubyaukgyi Temple
**Manuha Temple
**Nagayon Temple
**Gubyaukgyi Temple
**Seinnyet Nyima Paya & Seinnyet Ama Pahto
**Lawkananda Pagoda
**Leimyethna Temple
**Dhammayazika Pagoda

*Around Bagan
**Mount Popa

*Mawlamyaing (formerly Moulmein)
**Kyaiktiyo Pagoda

*Mrauk U
**Andaw Temple
**Shitthaung Temple
**Htukkanthein Temple
**Koethaung Pagoda
**Pitakataik
**Laymyetnha Pagoda
**Shwe Daung Pagoda
**Archaeological Museum

See also

*Buddhism in Burma

External links

* [http://www.myanmars.net Myanmar] photos online. Gallery of 5000 pics. Highly rated.
* [http://www.ancientbagan.com Bagan Information and Photos]
* [http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?p=%22myanmar+pagoda%22&ei=UTF-8&fr=FP-tab-web-*t&fl=0&x=wrt Myanmar Pagoda Image from Yahoo]
* [http://www.myanmartravelinformation.com Myanmar Travel Information]
* [http://images.google.com.sg/images?q=Burmese+Pagoda&hl=en&btnG=Search+Images Burmese Pagoda from Google]


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