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Pahtodawgyi, Mandalay

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Religious Site · Tourist Spot
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The life's work of an eccentric king, Pahtodawgyi stands as a testament to a construction project meant to create one of the world's largest shrines. Commissioned in 1790 by King Bodawpaya, the temple never saw completion due to prophetic fears of the king's death should the structure ever be finished. You'll immediately notice that the temple towers above the surrounding forest and river shore, measuring 52.4 m (172 ft) in height. Wander the grounds around the monumental temple base and you'll see other features of the complex, including two giant stone lions and an enormous bell. Don't miss the nearby model that illustrates the hypothetical appearance of the would-be structure. A visit to Pahtodawgyi represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Mandalay online journey planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Beauty jewel of mingun boat trip too from Mandalay. Really no to forget to do the village is amazing slow motion life 
    Beauty jewel of mingun boat trip too from Mandalay. Really no to forget to do the village is amazing slow motion life  more »
  • It is an amazing site to see. Biggest unfinished pagoda.. If ever finished the country of Myanmar will collapse. It is stunning. The side with the large earthquake crack down it is stunning. Beware... 
    It is an amazing site to see. Biggest unfinished pagoda.. If ever finished the country of Myanmar will collapse. It is stunning. The side with the large earthquake crack down it is stunning. Beware...  more »

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