Kyaikmaraw Pagoda

The Kyaikmaraw Pagoda is located 24km south east of Mawlamyine. The famous of the town is Kyaikmaraw Pagoda. The main Buddha image sits in the position of the legs hanging down as if sitting on a chair. This is accessible via a sealed road. Many Muslim and Hindu communities live along the picturesque road. Kyaikmaraw Pagoda was the temple built by Queen Shin Saw Pu in 1455 in the late Mon regional style. The temple is famous for the Buddha which is sitting in the “western manner.” The temple is also well known for its hundreds of beautiful glazed tiles.

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