Kuthodaw Pagoda, an 19th Century Pagoda in Mandalay

The Kuthodaw Pagoda, located close to the Mandalay Hill, is one of few original buildings in the town that wasn’t ransacked or burnt down.

Motocycle tour on map of religious sitesThe gleaming stupa has been gilded with gold leaf instead of spray paint.
Gilded Stupa at Kuthodaw Pagoda in Mandalay, Myanmar A god that resembles Garuda of the Hindus.Winged God at Kuthodaw Pagoda in Mandalay A temple topping.Roof Top Shrine a Pagoda in Mandalay, Myanmar The ancient Star Flower Tree, planted in 1892.
Starflower Tree at Kuthodaw Pagoda in Mandalay Its propped-up branches spread shade over the large plaza.
Starflower Tree at Kuthodaw Pagoda in Mandalay Row upon row of smaller white stupas house tablets containing the Buddhist law.
Kuthodaw Pagoda: 729 Stupas Each Containing a Tablet Inscribed with the Buddhist CanonOne of the 729 marble tablets inscribed with the Buddhist canon, each housed in its own stupa.
One of 729 Tablets Inscribed with the Buddhist Canon at Kuthodaw PayaDrinking water is supplied at every temple.
Drinking Water at Kuthodaw Pagoda in Mandalay, Myanmar The primary Buddha within the main Stupa.Neon-Lit Buddha a Pagoda in Mandalay, MyanmarMuch of the interior is tiled in intricate patterns made up of small pieces of mirror.
Hall of Glass Mosaics at Kuthodaw Pagoda Mirrored Wall a Pagoda in Mandalay, MyanmarAn alabaster Buddha.Alabaster Buddha Kuthodaw Pagoda in Mandalay More on our 2013 trip to Myanmar.

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