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Kyauktawgyi Pagoda

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Kyauktawgyi Pagoda

This pagoda, whose name means ‘Great Marble Buddha Image’, was built by King Mindon in 1853. Kyauktawgyi Pagoda gets the fame due to a large seated Buddha image made from a single block of pale green marble. It is said 10,000 men spent 13 days transporting the image from the Irrawaddy River to its current site.

Opening Hours: 06:00 – 20:00
Location: Near the southern entry to Mandalay Hill.