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Hnee Paya

Hnee Paya is referred to as the Bamboo Strip Lacquer image that can be found in Pinmagon Monastery, Pinmagon Village, Kalaw Township. It is estimated to be established in the first Inn-wa Period over 500 years ago.

The image is about eight feet two inches high and is known for its durability and for its wish-granting powers. Some people go to this place for meditation and for their wish to be granted. Inside the monastery, you will see a towering image of Buddha, carpets, mattresses, low tables, and traditional medicines. They also serve free green tea and roasted nuts for the visitors.



Hnee Paya is located in Hnee Pagoda Street, Kalaw, Myanmar.


Opening Days and Hours

Opens daily from 8:00 to 16:00.


Entry Fee and Bookings

Entrance to this attraction is free.


How to Get There

  • From Yangon, take a train to Kalaw.
  • Rent a bicycle to Hnee Paya.


Suggested For

  • Solo travelers/backpackers
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Groups


Time to Spend

Suggested duration in this attraction is 1 hour.


Popularity and Best Time to Go

Visiting this pagoda is best done during the morning – preferably from 8:00 to 11:00.



New Simple Life, Red House Bar and Restaurant, Picasso Healthy Spa and Restaurant, Thu Maung Myanmar Restaurant, and Shan Ma Lay are some of the options to choose from.


Nearby Attractions

  • Thein Taung Monastery
  • Pine Hill Resort
  • Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp



While in Kalaw, you can find accommodations from Railroad Hotel, Dream Villa Hotel, Pine Breeze Hotel, Morning Glory Inn, Hillock Villa, and Winner Hotel. Rates range from USD 30 to USD 65.

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