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Snake Pagoda (Hmwe Paya)

Paleik, Mandalay, Myanmar
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Snake Pagoda where one can see the giant Python snake

Snake Pagoda pronounced in Myanmar Language as 'Hmwe Paya'' is situated in Peleik, around 30... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2018
MettaTraveller
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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
Very strange pagodas with two pythons

This pagoda has been famous among the buddhist devotees as it is the powerful pagoda. The two... read more

Reviewed 18 December 2017
MIB Tour Compan... M
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Mandalay Region, Myanmar
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

Snake Pagoda pronounced in Myanmar Language as 'Hmwe Paya'' is situated in Peleik, around 30 minutes drive from Mandalay. The pagoda has many arts depicting the previous life stories of Gautama, the Buddha, the enlightened one. One can see the giant python snake in the...More

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Reviewed 18 December 2017

This pagoda has been famous among the buddhist devotees as it is the powerful pagoda. The two pythons are living on the body of the pagoda. Sometimes, they are taken bathing by the care-takers. These occasion is very preferred by locals. There has next interesting...More

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Reviewed 11 March 2017

We went when there were no big tour groups. Nice and peaceful. Lovely pagoda with interesting history.

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Reviewed 10 March 2017

This is a very interesting place to visit when you are in Mandalay. It's a bit outside of town, perhaps a 30-minute taxi ride, but well worth seeing. The so-called "Snake Pagoda" has a "bathing" of two giant Burmese pythons each morning, and then the...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2017

The temple has become famous because of its python snakes that purportedly stay there of their own volition. The snakes are fed and bathed every morning before noon and this is the great attraction. I found it disgusting and revolting to see the snakes force-fed...More

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Reviewed 22 February 2017

We visited at snake feeding and bathing time, bathing was fine but the feeding of the snakes did not look comfortable for them. Other than the snakes the pagoda is pretty usual for Burma. Remember it is a place of worship and be respectful: shoes...More

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Reviewed 24 January 2017

Although I would not say this stupa was totally worth the trip, it was at the very least different from other temples/stupas I had visited. It was refreshing to see something other than the same Buddha imagery and figures. My advice would be to clean...More

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Reviewed 27 October 2016

This was a Pagoda dedicated to snakes in the Bhuddist belief system. The snakes were large, seemingly well fed and lazily viewing the visitors. When taking up an invitation to stroke the snakes all went well till they moved. I was shocked by their strength...More

1  Thank Mary Denese H
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Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Average temple, not really worth the trip out to it. Not when there are so many other interesting temples to see in Mandalay

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Reviewed 23 May 2016

one could not possibly write and rate them all. but to summarize it all: do the trip and see for yourself ,you won't regret it, is all I can say!

1  Thank hubert s
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