The Jade Pagoda - also known as Werawsana - is a building made entirely of jade, one of Myanmar’s precious stones. Werawsana means that it was built for all the people of Myanmar and for everyone who worships and pays homage to it.
The jade pagoda is 75 feet and 6 inches tall and has a circumference of 176 feet. The building has four entrances, each featuring a jade Buddha statue in a sitting position. All in all, you can find 30 thousand jade Buddha statues, all with a circumference of 2 inches. The pagoda is also designed to withstand different kinds of calamities. Visitors and pilgrims can also relax and rest in the landscaped garden within the pagoda.
Jade Pagoda is located at Hsin Ywa, Myinmhu Village in Aamarapura Township.
Opening Days and Hours
The pagoda is open to the public daily from 8:00 to 20:00.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Entrance to this attraction is completely free.
How to Get There
- Fly to Myanmar via AirAsia, Korean Air, Thai Airways and Vietnam Airlines.
- From downtown Mandalay, you can ride a rickshaw or charter a car to Jade Pagoda.
- Families with kids
- Solo travelers/backpackers
- Adults/senior groups
Time to Spend
Suggested duration in this attraction is 1 hour.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
The best time to visit this attraction is between 9:00 and 11:00.
Dining options around the area include Golden Palace Restaurant, Mogok Daw Shan, Central Park, Ko’s Kitchen, Golden Duck, Indian Tadka Mandalay, and Aung Lin Restaurant.
- Amarapura Temple
- Taungthaman Lake
Accommodations in Mandalay can be availed from Hotel Mandalay, Hotel 76, Hotel A1, Mandalay City Hotel, and Ayarwaddy River View Hotel. Rates range from USD 22 to USD 58.