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Terms and Conditions

Booking terms and conditions

Our agency try to make all-out efforts to offer current and up-to-date information as things are changing fast in Myanmar. It shall be assumed that you have read our booking terms and conditions once you start making inquiries about the trip to Myanmar.

Reservation / booking

The following information is primarily needed for reservations process 30days prior to your arrival to Myanmar.

  1. Number of persons
  2. Hotel category and number of rooms (single, double, etc.,)
  3. Services to be offered
  4. Details of your arrival-departure flights numbers and flight times
  5. Guide / desired language( English, French, German, Italian, etc.,).

Bank account

After confirmation of the booking we will send our invoice with our bank account details.

Payment procedure

The initial payment of 30% to 40% is essential to ensure hotels and flight bookings plus other services for the trip. The rest of the payment shall be made upon arrival.

Reservations without above-said initial payment are subject to cancellation without prior notice.

Cancellation

The cancellation of reserved services should be made in advance. Most hotels and air lines have their own cancellation policy.

Cancellation Fees:

Up to 30 days before arrival: 30% of the total tour cost (deposit)

Up to 29 to 20 days before arrival : 50% of the total tour cost

Up to 19 to 7 days before arrival 80% of total tour cost

From 6 days and no show 100% of the total tour cost.

Insurance

We would like to suggest you to get travel insurance in your country to cover accidents, theft or cancellation.

Responsibility

We are delighted to help you shape your trip in Myanmar and guarantee that all the services inclusive of the tour cost are duly and fully provided. We do not take responsibility which are beyond the control of the company such as war, civil disturbances, fire, floods, severe weather conditions, act of god act of government.

In such circumstances, the company will do the best we can to make your payment worthwhile.

Booking made to Trip planner implies that you agree to the above mention conditions.

About Myanmar

Myanmar (the golden Land), it was called Burma by the British in former times. It is an ancient land that has existed since prehistoric times. The archeological evidences can be seen clearly in places like Bagan, Hanlin, Tagaung, Mandalay, Bago, Pyay and Taungoo, etc…

The amazing pagodas, Temples, shrines and the old monasteries are the most distinctive features of Myanmar. The country is rich in minerals deposits and natural resources, and its art and culture. Furthermore, it’s rich in ethnic diversity, the Buddhist ideals of doing meritorious deeds, donations, tolerance and loving kindness. The Buddhist monks in the saffron robes receiving alms from the donors, smiling and charming people, beautiful scenery, magnificent Inle lake with its leg rowers, silvery beaches and waterfalls, enchanting caves, riverine beauty, and our traditional sports are the beauties of nature of the country.

Myanmar has Gem stones mining in Mogoke in Mandalay division producing world best qualities rubies, sapphires and many other precious stones.

Jade is mining in Kachin State, Sagaing Division and gold can be found in many parts of the country.

So, why not!! Is it worth to have the name golden? It is indeed “The land of the golden Pagodas and Temples”.

Geography

The climate of Myanmar roughly divided into three seasons namely Raining season (June to October), Winter season (November to February) and the Summer season (March to May). Myanmar enjoys a tropical monsoon climate. In Raining season the annual reversal of southwest monsoon wind blowing from the Bay of Bengal. But the climate condition differs from place to place. The average temperature is 60 F in the winter season while in the summer time temperature may rise up 100 F or above. The hottest and the driest months are April and May. In central region temperature sometimes reaches a record height 45 C (113 F).

Climate

The climate of Myanmar roughly divided into three seasons namely Raining season (June to October), Winter season (November to February) and the Summer season (March to May). Myanmar enjoys a tropical monsoon climate. In Raining season the annual reversal of southwest monsoon wind blowing from the Bay of Bengal. But the climate condition differs from place to place. The average temperature is 60 F in the winter season while in the summer time temperature may rise up 100 F or above. The hottest and the driest months are April and May. In central region temperature sometimes reaches a record height 45 C (113 F).

Historical Background

According to the archaeology evidences of Byadalin Cave, one of the world’s oldest stone age civilization was flourishing in Myanmar more than ten thousand years ago.

Originally, Myanmar as a race had moved nomadically in group from Mongolia in the north down to the south and settled in the country.

These nomad known to be Myanmar mixed with ethnic minority such as Pyu, Kanyan and Thet (Pyu is the lost civilization), who were then aboriginal inhabitants of this country.

With the passage of time these mixed race began to live in separate groups. Myanmar was split up into small states many times, in different regions and gradually brought out some regional ethnic groups. In this ways, they formed the eight major nationalities and over 100 minorities.

According to the Glass palace chronicle, the Kingdom of Bagan was started in 108 A.D. But, in 11th centuries Bagan emerged the clear light of history. The great king Anawrahta established the first Myanmar Empire and the political unification was achieved by organizing different states into one kingdom. It was called Bagan Dynasty in which Theravada Buddhism was brought from Thaton kingdom and became a newly establish faith. At the time Myanmar attained the golden age of political unity and many Pagodas and Temples were built between 11 to 13 centuries. Marco Polo was the first noted tourist. In its history, Myanmar was split up into small states many times; but the disintegrated country was sometimes reunified by the powerful kings such as Thabinshwehti, Bayintnaung in 16 century, Alaungphaya founded the last Kongbaung Dynasty in 1752 and was annexed by the British colonialist in 1885.

British made Myanmar

Myanmar became a province of India in 1886, its capital was Yangon ( Rangoon ) and separated from India in 1937.

Between 1942 to 1945, it was in Japanese occupation period.

0n the 4th of January, Myanmar regained independence from Britain. U Nu was the first elected prime minister. Democratic rule was ended when the general Ne Win took over power in 1962.

In 1974 a new constitution was promulgated and Myanmar road to socialism was started with a single party. Ne Win became president of the government and continuing to hold the power until 1988 uprising.

1989-2010 Military government formed the state law and order restoration council. Then the name changed to the state peace and development council. They also changed the name of the country Burma to Myanmar in 1989.

In 2007 anti-government protests occurred in the country and it was led by the Buddhist monks. In the following year in 2008 the most devastated Nargis Cyclone hit and as many as 100,000 people died or went missing in the Ayeyarwaddy delta region. In 2010 pro-democracy leader Aung San Su Kyi was released from under house arrest. She has been placed under house arrest for 15 years of the past 21 years during military government. On 1 April of 2012 she contested in by-election and became a member of parliament.

EU lifts up the sanction over Myanmar

The United stated President Barack Obama visited Myanmar and sanction on Myanmar in most sectors has been released.

Present Government

Myanmar democratic reforms are an ongoing; series of political, economic and administrative reforms in Myanmar undertaken by the military back- up government.

Population

Population is over 52 million with 135 different races.

Administrative Capital

Former military government relocated its administrative area from Yangon to Nay Pyi Taw ( literally means; Royal city of the kings) in 2005. But Yangon still retained Business and commercial city.

Flora & Fauna

Myanmar has thick virgin forests and the world famous teak wood produce from Myanmar. According to the record of forestry department, it has a variety of 300 mammal species, 300 reptiles and about 1000 bird species.

Religion

Buddhism is the main religion of the country and more than 85% of the people are Buddhist. Other religions are Christianity, Muslim, Hinduism and Animism. There are also freedom for all followers of religions. So, different religions can be practiced in Myanmar.

History of Myanmar alphabet

All researchers who had studied the origin and development of the Myanmar script accepted that its source was Brahmin script which flourished in India from about 500 B.C to over 300 A.D.

Myanmar writing system and those employ the Brahmin writing system are basically similar. The first Brahmin script was seen about 500 B.C. It had spread through India in 300 B.C in the reign of king Asoka. It is said that these Indian script descended from Brahmin script spread to Tibet, Srilanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, and Indonesia in the period of 100 A.D to 800 A.D.

According to stone inscription of Bagan period, Myanmar language has been developed about 1000 years ago. Early Myanmar language developed from Mon of the lower Myanmar.

Myanmar language has an alphabet of 33 consonants and vowels that combined to form syllabic sound.

Myanmar language is official and common language. Over 80% of people speak Myanmar language, the rest including ; Kachin, Kayar, Kayin, Chin, Mon, Rakhine, and Shan speak their own languages.

Popular Beaches of Myanmar

Beach Vacations

 

ngapaliThe most popular beach in Myanmar and is located 7km from the town of Thandwe (Sandoway), in Rakhin State. The beach stretches 3 kilometers and is front to Indian Ocean, still unspoiled, with its white sand fringed by coconut palm and crystal clear water. It is the best place for sunbathing and recreation such as beach strolling, cycling, etc . It is quiet and there is no noisy bars, no dangerous marine animals, no crowded people and hawkers.

Most of the domestic airlines have frequent flights to Thandwe from Yangon and other airports. Flight time from Yangon to Ngapali Beach is approximately 45 minutes.


Chaung Tha

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Chaung Tha Beach only 246 Km from yangon and 40km west of Pathein. It is the nearest beach resort located in the Ayeyarwaddy region. Along the 5 hours’ journey to the beach, one can feast one’s eyes on the vast stretches of lush green paddy fields.

En route to Chaung Tha, one may visit Pathein, the capital of the Ayeyarwaddy Region, and try Pathein Halawar (sweet traditional snack make of glutinous rice flour ), its speciality. Colourful hand make bamboo Pathein umbrella is the symbol of the Region. Pokala Island and Thebyu Island 5 minutes’ and 20 minutes’ drive by motorboat respectively boast their beautiful, white sand beaches. It takes exactly one hour to Ngwe Saung Beach, the latest beach resort of Myanmar.


Ngwe Saung Beach

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Ngwe Saung Beach is the nearest beach resort located in Ayeyarwaddy. It is easily reachable 6 hours journey by car from Yangon. One must be using the same way via Pathein and is 48 km from Pathein. Ngwe Saung beach is the newest beach resort. It is the loveliest and most pleasant beach in Myanmar. The beach is front to the bay of Bengal with is clear water, white crested waves, sandy beaches and unspoiled and pollution-free natural surroundings, is definitely one of the best place to select for your vacation. It is the best place for sunbathing and recreation such as beach strolling, cycling, etc. It is quiet and there is no noisy bars, no dangerous marine animals, no crowded people and hawkers.

Kyaing Tone Near Golden Triangle on the East of Myanmar!

Kyaing Tong

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Kyaing Tong is known for its scenic beauty and many colorful ethnic tribes, situated in the eastern Shan State. The town is surrounded by the Jungle Mountains and is a pleasant scene that leads us to a side trek and into the hills. In Kengtung, the highlights are the Mahamuni Pagoda, Naung Tong Lake, Sunn-Taung Monastery, hot spring, colonial style buildings, an Old Catholic church, central market, traditional lacquer ware and weaving and terrace farming. There are many villages of various ethnic tribes resided around Kyaing Tong. The tribes known as Gon, Lwe, Li, Wa, Lah Hu, Thai Nay, Shan, Li Shaw, Li Su, Palaung, Akha, and we can only differentiate the tribes by their colourful dresses which is different to one another. Living in small communities almost side by side are groups of Ang, Lahu, Ahkha, Akhu, Padaung, Kala, San Chin, Lishu, Pao the headhunting Wa, Khun and Laui. All are living in different stages of development, some still following very traditional ways. One can observe their tribal dances and their way of living on these mountainous regions around Kyaing Tong.

Chin One of Myanmar Major tribes

Chin State

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It is located in the western part of Myanmar, accessible by road from Bagan, one of the most famous ecotourism sites in Myanmar, It has been recently growing in popularity. It becomes famous for its Mt. Victoria at an elevation of 3108 m and distinctive nature of Chin ethnic groups. Hakha is the capital of Chin State and the gate way to the famous Naga Land. It stands on the Chin mountain range. A visit to Chin region ia an opportunities to observe their strange traditional custom and chin women with tattoos on their faces and also to watch the rare bird species which cannot be found in anywhere else in the world. Kanpalat and Mindut are popular destinations in the southern part of chin state visited by tourists for its picturesque beautiful scenery and fine weather. Hunting is still practice and one can see various head bones of animals proudly hanged at walls of their houses. Their primitive weapon is the bow and arrow. In chin this weapon is universal, being used both in fighting and hunting such larger animals.


KANPALAT

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Kanpalat is a small town located in beautiful mountain setting at an altitude of over 4000 feet above the sea level, 120 mile west of Bagan. It is main gate way to the famous Mt. Victoria, the highest mountain in Chin State. It is small but there are many interesting villages with Chin women with tattoos on their faces near the town. It is an ideal spot for overnight stops before making a trekking trip to Mt. Victoria. A two hour drive from Kanpalat is 10-Mile base camp, a starting point for 3 hour trekking excursion to the summit.


MINDUT

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It is one of the British administrative towns during British time and also the second largest town in Chin State. It is situated on the mountain range at an altitude of 5000 ft. Most Chin villages located on the hill sides and in the valleys of the Chin mountain ranges. Most visitors visit houses of the Chin tattooed faces women, by making trekking trip to their villages around Mindut. Most of them keep their traditional customs and still wear their traditional costume. Hill tribes’ people are animist and Shamans are highly respected in their community. They always celebrate the Nat (Spirits) festival once a year. Chin New Year Festival is in February and is the biggest festival. Most of the different Chin tribes come and meet on their New Year festival. It is a good opportunity to see all these different Chin tribes during the festival in one sitting.


Explore Pha Ann Capital of Kayan State in Myanmar

Kayin State

kayinIt is reachable by car about 6 hours drive from Yangon via Bago, Kyaik-hto ( Golden Rock town) and Thatone between Yangon – Mawlamyine Hiway road. You will be pasing through Yangon Division, Bago Division and Mon State to Kayin State. You will go Hpa-An (approximately 1 ½ hours) from Mawlayine (capital of Mon state) by car or a small private charter boat upstream along Thanlwin river ( about 3 ½ hours). It is a pleasant Journey and one can see beautiful scenery and villages of Mon and Karan People.


Hpa-An

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Hpa-An is the main capital of Karen state but it looks like a small town. It is easily accessible by car from Yangon or Kyaikhtiyoe (Golden Rock) and also by boat and by car from Mawlamyine. Earlier very small number of tourists visit to Pha-Ann because of political turmoil. Although still unknown to many international travelers, around Hpa-Ann area is very well known among Buddhist Pilgrims.


Zwegabin Mountain

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It is one of the symbol of Hpa-An and can be reach within an hour from Hpa-An. The formation of the lime stone rock mountain is very unusual look. If you looks from different angle, you will see different perspective. It rises around 200 meters steeply from the plain. There is a pagoda and monastery on top of the mountain. The view of the river and surrounding mountain will compensate you for 3 hours hard trekking.


Thamanya Monastery

Thamanya hill is very popular Buddhist pilgrimage site located 22 miles south east of Hpa-Ann. It was started by Thamanya Sayardaw (most venerable monk, passed away in 2003. He is a vegetarian monk and people who live villages around the hill and pilgrims who come to that area to be strictly on vegetarian food.


Thandaung( Hill Resort)

Thandaung was also developed as a hill resort from Victorian times by the British. Thandaung is a romantic place. It is in the Kayin State and is inbabited mainly by the lovable ad simple Bwe Kayin (Karen) people who are mostly Christians. Like many of the picturesque hill towns there is a romantic legend, a kayin folktale connected to this place and the Dawparkho or Bwihikho mountain range which has its highest peak nearly, at 4.824 feet above sea level. Thandaung is a very beautiful hill station an important tea, coffee and fruit producing region.

During the colonial period a few of these towns on the hills were developed as summer resorts, where the Europeans went to escape from the heat and humidity of the Central Plains. The most famous of these hill resort towns are Maymyo or Pyin Oo Lwin, Kalaw and Taunggyi . We often overlook another picturesque hill town called Thandaung (meaning Iron Hill) which is much closer to Yangon than the above mentioned towns. Thandaung was also developed as a hill resort from Victorian time by the British. It happens to be the hill resort closest to Yangon as it is only about 200 miles away and can be reached by car or bus on a half day’s journey. If visitors prefer using the railway, they can ride the train from Yangon to Taungoo in about six hours, and from Taungoo to Thandaung it is only 27 miles up by car passing through lush virgin forests, see cascading mountain streams and climb gradually to over 4.000 feet, to reach Thandaung.

In visiting Thandaung, the best way is to take a car from Taungoo and drive up the 27 miles of undulating road. After crossing the Sittaung River you will first of all see Kayin and Bama villages with rich fields of rice and various market vegetables. Soon you will enter the lush tropical monsoon and deciduous forests of the Kayin State, where many percious teak, pyinkadoe, padauk, ingyin and other hardwood trees can be seen in abundance.

Visitors will appreciate the cool climate, with annual average temperatures of about 65 F. The copious rainfall averages 225 inches annually. The winters are mild and like most areas in Myanmar the months from October to the end of February is the best time to visti Thandaung. Isitors to Myanmar during the heat of March to mid-May would feel pleasantly cool if they go to Thandaung. A new modern hotel is being built for visitors.

The simple mountain folk, the various races of local Kayin people as well as the Gurkhas who were brought by the British and who now live around Thandaung, will warmly welcome visitors from far and wide.


Ancient Mrauk U City Located on the west of Myanmar

Mrauk U

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Once, more than six million shrines and pagodas flourished in Mrauk-U. There is rarely any hilltop that does not adorn itself with one pagoda or another. In fact, they formed the pride of the golden city. Dr. Forchhammer wrote in his Arakan”….. In durability, architectural skill, and ornamentation the Mrohang (Mrauk-U) temples far surpass those on the banks of the Arrawaddy. The stone pagoda in Mrauk-U were built three and four centuries ago.
This old city is just 40 miles upstream to the north-east of Sittwe. Founded in 1430, and rebuilt by the help of the Portuguese a century later, Mrauk-U stood long for three hundred and Fifty–Five years. The golden days of Mrauk-U city, those of 16th and 17th centuries, were contemporary to the days of Tudor kings, the Moghuls, the Ayuthiya king and Inwa, Taungoo and Hanthawaddy kings of Myanmar. Mrauk-U was cosmopolitan city, fortified by a 30–kilometer long fortification and an intricate net of moats and canals. At the centre of the city was the Royal Palace, looming high over the surrounding area like an Asian Acropolis. Waterways formed by canals and creeks earned the fame of distinct resemblance to Venice.
Mrauk-U offers some of the richest archaeological sites in South-East Asia. While Bagan is considered as the city of pagoda, Maruk-U, the last stronghold of the Mrauk-U king could be considered as the fortress city in Myanmar.
Mrauk-U rich heritage is evidenced by many magnigicent monument and pagoda as the massive Shitethaung that houses a rich array of lord Budha’s previors lives and also the figurines of Rakhine culture to that period. The colossal Htukkant Thein, an ordination hall with several images exhibiting clothing popular in the 16th century, richly decorated central pillar of Anndaw Thein, auspicious Lemyathna Pagoda, coloured plaque Laung-bwannbrauk Pagoda, conical structures of victory pagodas.
The Mrauk-U bound vessels usually depart from a jetty in the Sattroegya a tributary creek of the Kaladan river, where the bulk of Rakhine State’s trade and commerce is handled. A panoramic view of distant mountain peaks serving as a backdrop for the eastern side of the Kaladan river greets the travellers as the vessel nears the mouth of the creek. Fishing boats, sampans, country-boats, catamarans and vessels of various kinds somewhat reflect the life style of the Rakhine nationals.


Anndaw Thein

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About 90ft north of the Shitethaung Temple stands Anndaw Thein of Temple of the Holy Molar Relic. It was built on the flattened hillock of northernmostpart of Pokhaung range. The temple has an octagonal design. The main stupa, surrounded by eigh smaller ones, are on the upper platform. The monument has three platforms surmounted by concave bell havng rings around it. Each corner of the structure is so formed that it renders a symmetrical look. The temple is about forty feet high and there are smaller pagodas around it.
King Mong Raza Gree rebuilt it in 1596 encasing the original pagoda built by Mong Hla Raza in 1521. For Having encased Buddha molar relic, brought from Ceylon (Sri Lanka) by King Mong Ba Gree, the temple is known as Anndaw Thein.


Four-entrance Pagoda

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It was one of the five pagoda built with the city of Mrauku in Sakarit 792 (AD 1430) by King Minhla Raza Saw Mun, in the northwest of the city.
The entire system was built with a central pagoda and four satellite pagoda. It was covered with a wall on four sides (now damaged). In the east and the west were entrance roads.
In the pagoda was a round of cave. In the centre with face to the eight directions were images of a single brown rock. Between one entrance and another were five images in caves making it altogether 28. It was believed to have been built in accord with the Wednesday characters of Ya-Ra-La-Wa.


Htokkant Ordination Pattodawgyi

The Htokkant ordination Pattodawgyi is situated on a 30-foot promontory 300 feet to the west of the Shitthoung Pattodawgyi complex. In Sakarit 933 (1571 AD) King Min Phalaing and Queen Shinlat had it built.
Under the dome of the edifice is built a Htupa Zedi, with a smaller one at each corner. In the chamber under the zedi is and entrance-way that leads from the south and access may be gained through a concourse tunnel. Alone the tunnel are 146 niches where stone images of the lord Buddha are placed. On either side of these small cave are sculpted statues of 16th Century Mrauk U era people and warriors in their original costume-styles. Also may be seen are 64 hairdos of the Rakhine people of the time depicted in the sculptures.
In the circular path of the tunnel, halfway from and west of the entrance, may be found a meditation hall of the king, called the Sabbath Hall, with two doors. The Sacred Chamber is under the Htupa Zadi beneath the dome of the main edifice. It was said to contain, in ancient times, a Buddha statue made with nine gems. In the front part of this chamber may be observed stone shelves where lamps may be placed.


Kothaung Temple

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Literally it means 90,000 statues. The ruins of this stone rising about 50ft from the ground can be found to the north of Pizi Phara. Each of the three sides has terraces with a number of small pagodas built on each. The inner gallery under this structure has been rendered inaccessible now. At the centre of the precincts there is an octagonal pagoda. This massive piece of architecture reminds one of Barabodure of Indonesia.
King Mong Tikkha built it in 1553. Shitethaung of Temple of 80,000 was built by his father and he built the 90,000 giving rise to a popular saying “80,000 taken by father and 90,000 by the son”. As the court astrologers pronounced an ill-omen that the king Tikkha would die of an ill-omen after six months of coronation, this Kothaung was built as an astro-magical contrivance for warding off the evils. He temporarily had his palace built on the hummock east of Kothaung.

Unlike the other most commonly seen images, the “Sublime Sage” is not wearing a simple monk’ robe but is embellished in bejeweled crown and full royal regalia. This unusual depiction of the Buddha show himself as a cakkavatti or emperor of the universe. It is the tradition copy after Pala age models.

For the early risers, the early morning ablutions to wash the image’s face washed with incensed water and its teeth cleaned at 4: 30 am every day.

So covered with gold is this 13 foot (3.8m) statue expect the face, the rest of the body is coated under millions of strips of gold leaves. If the amount of gold (2.7 kg) 6 pounds a year is to be slicked on statute, some 500 pounds(225kg) of gold envelopes the statues- is never your guess work!


zi Phara

Pizi Phara, resting to the east of Pharaouk, has four entrance and is built of stones. An eight-feet high Lemro period stone image rests upon the central column,around which three are four more images. This pizi Temple was built by King Kauliya of Parein in 1123. It houses the holy testis relic of the Buddha. The temple bears silent testimony to the fact that the Mrauk-U temples and pagodas house a variety of the holy relics of the Great Teacher


Shittoung Pattodawgyi

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In Sakarit 839, Administrator of what today is Thandwe, Ba Saw Thiri, Who was then known as Min Byin Prince for he administered Lamokri Min Byin estate, ascended the throne of Mrauk U. He was also known as Minba, and he had ordered cast or sculpted all the Buddhas who had come into existence, for his reverence. Moreover, he ordered sculpted 80,000 (Shitthoung) status in anticipation of the Buddhas who will come into being in future, some in stone and some in gems. There were 20,000 cast in stone and 60,000 cast in precious stone and he had them placed at entrances to pagodas. The main pagoda was built in five tiers, surrounded by a variety of stone pagodas. The main edifice, the Pahtodawgyi, was built with hewn rock on leveled ground of Pokhaung Hill north of the royal palace. The Pahtodawgyi was also known as Shitthoung Pagoda of the Yan Aung Zeya Pagoda in memory of quelling the Portugese attack.
On the South, west and north walls of the Pahtodawgyi, smaller stone pagodas were built. On the south wall was built one large pagoda and 17 smaller ones. On the west wall were three small ones. On the north wall was one large pagoda and 14 smaller ones. The statues around the Pahtodawgyi are of many varied mudras. On the roof of the Pahtodawgyi was built the Htuaryon Pagoda and 26 accompanying smaller pagoda. It was said to represent the Sattavitthana constellation.


Yadana Manaung Zedidaw

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It is situated about half a mile in the north-east from the ancient palace mound, having been built in Sakarit 1020 (AD 1658) by King Snada Thudhammaraza and Queen Ratana Piya Dewi.
Its name was meant to signify the success of Rakhine people on account of their traditional belief in the Three Gems of Buddhism.
The stupa was built in the traditional way with the bell, down-turned lotus, up-turned lotus, plantain bud, steel umbrella, the perch and diamond bud. In places near by are figures of birds and animals representing astrological corners.
In the north is the king’s sabbatical chamber called the White Cave 54 feet long, 13 feet wide and ten feet high. In the east is a cave having rock figurines.