Being one of the most famous Southeast Asian temples, Shwedagon, located on the top of Singuttara Hill, impresses tourists by the height of 99 meters. It is considered as the most sacred Buddhist temple in Myanmar with the collection of four Buddha. The main stupa is platinized with 5448 diamonds and 2317 rubies on its peak. The highest point of the stupa is decorated with a 76-karat diamond.
Also located in Yangon city, this is a must-visit destination in Myanmar. With the symmetrical design, the temple contains valuably gilded statues and furniture. Annually, when coming to the temple, travelers usually bring along gold to platinize on the statue with the hope that lucks will come to them.
Situated on Mon state, about 200km from Yangon, the small temple surprised visitors since it stably stands on the edge of a big golden stone for thousands of years. This temple owns plenty of valuable golden statues of Buddha and bells. Some of the statues are covered thinly with numerous jewelry and diamonds.
The majesty combining with beautiful details and the golden stupa is the reason why Ananda attracts a lot of tourists. On a sunny day, you can notice the sparkling pagoda from a distance. In the central hall, there is a platinized statue of Buddha which is over 9 meters tall.
Belonging to the well-known ancient Bagan, the pagoda made from burning coal is in the shape of a giant pyramid. The highlights here are painted or gilded statues of Buddha on the main doors and walls next to lobbies.
Located on a high volcano, over 730m above the sea level, the Buddhist monastery on the top of the Taung Kalat is one of the most impressively sacred sites in Myanmar. After walking on 777 steps and encountering monkeys, you will reach the monastery and have a chance to contemplate the panorama of spectacularly ancient Bagan wall from an above view. The picturesque monastery includes platinized floating in the clouds.
Situated on the Northwest of Mandalay city, more than 700km from Yangon, Mahamuni is a renowned Buddhist relic and an important pilgrimage center of Myanmar Buddhists. This destination is famous for a golden 3.8-meter-tall and 6.5-ton-weight statue of Buddha decorated with jewels. Heading to the spot, each individual will overlap gold on the statue.
One of the best tourist destinations on Mawlamyine – a city in Southeastern Myanmar, is Kyeik Than Lan temple. Besides the admirable architecture and gilded stupa, this temple has an impressive scene. It is also the greatest place to enjoy the sunset in Mawlamyine.