Myanmar is well-known as the “land of golden pagodas” in over the world. Thus, don’t be surprised by the appearance of a number of monks on streets because the Buddhism is the religion of the majority of Burmese population. Among of tourist cities, Mandalay and Bagan are cultural and religious centers of Buddhism with hundreds of monasteries, stunning and ancient pagodas.
These are the most stunning pagodas in Myanmar that visitors would be impressed by its splendid beauty.
1.Shwedagon Pagoda (Yangon)
It seems that your trip to Myanmar is incomplete without visiting to Shwedagon Pagoda. Located in the west of the Royal Lake, this pagoda is an impressive architecture among the most stunning pagodas in Myanmar.
By covering with hundreds of gold plates, the top of the stupa encrusted with diamonds, it is clearly one of the wonders of the religious world. You would be no doubt to admire its beauty which is a pride of Yangon’s tourism and even of humanity. What is more, the pagoda is a place which stores Buddhist relics and legends. From the Singuttara Hill of pagoda, you can have a whole view of Yangon city.
Besides, if you travel to Myanmar on the occasion of Shwedagon Pagoda festival which is one of the most popular and important festivals in Myanmar, there are a lot of Buddhist activities.
2.Botataung Pagoda (Yangon)
Located on the bank of the Yangon River, Botahtaung is considered one of the three major worship sites in Yangon (the other two being Shwedagon and Sule Pagoda).
Being a golden pagoda and created at the same period as the Shwedagon Pagoda, but Botahtaung owns peculiarities differed from others. Inside the main Stupa, there is a shrine containing a Sacred Hair Relic of the Buddha.
3.Golden Rock – Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda (Mon State)
Unlike another construction of pagodas in the world or even in Myanmar, Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda is a unique and wonder of Buddhist monument which preciously hangs over a cliff edge 1,100 metres above sea level, defying all laws of gravity. 180km east of Yangon, Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda which is one of the most stunning pagodas, is not to be missed by any visitor to Myanmar. Tourists can stay a night in nearby hotel on the hills to take the spectacular view at the top, especially at sunrise or sunset.
Around the year, best time to visit Golden Rock is in the dry season from October to April. One thing to pay attention that touching to the Golden Rock is allowed by only men, not for women.
4.Shwezigon Pagoda (Bagan)
Shwezigon Pagoda is the second largest pagoda of Myanmar. Located in the Bagan ancient city – a Buddhist center of the Burmese, Shwezigon Pagoda is also as glorious as the beauty of Shwedagon Pagoda (Yangon). This is one of the most stunning pagodas that you should not miss as visiting to Bagan city of Myanmar.
(Source: Internet, Tripadvisor)