Kyaik Pun Pagoda
Kyaik Pun Pagoda is a small Buddhist monastery built in 1479 by Dhammazedi, the king of the Mon Kingdom of Hanthawaddy. It's found near the town of Bago and is known for the towering images of Buddha that is visible from far away.
The images represent the four Buddhas who have reached Nirvana, namely Kassapa Budhha, Kakusandha Buddha, Konogamana Buddha, and Gautama Buddha. They sit back and face four fundamental directions, wearing golden robes and with slightly different expressions. The Kyaik Pun Pagoda is an active place of worship and is highly revered by Burmese Buddhists who come and pay their respect.
Bago division of Burma, in the city of Bago.
Opening Days and Hours
Opens daily from 6:00 to 18:00.
Entry Fee and Bookings
USD10 per person for the archaeological fee which includes other sites as well.
How to Get There
- Take a train to Bagan.
- A private taxi can be hired from the hotel and a trishaw can be an option too. Fare is USD 1.25 excluding waiting time and costs around USD 5 for a day.
- Solo travelers/backpackers
Time to Spend
Suggested duration in this attraction is an hour and a half.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
The best time to visit – especially if you want to avoid the crowd – is between 8:00 and 10:00.
Yar Pyi Vegetarian Restaurant, Food Affair Restaurant, and the Village House are some of the dining options near Kyaik Pun Pagoda.
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Kanbawza Hintar, Jade Garden, Supreme Hotel, Amara Gold, Famous, and Royal Land hotel are just some of the places offering accommodations. Rates start at USD 22.