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The Bamboo Buddha

Visiting this temple was on our tour itinerary. The temple is secluded in the highland woods around... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
Belgrade, Serbia
Mostly for religion & history

We, locals, mostly visit this Pagoda for religious reverence & history during Kalaw visit. Lahpet... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2018
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Hnee Pagoda Street, Kalaw, Myanmar
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

Visiting this temple was on our tour itinerary. The temple is secluded in the highland woods around Kalaw. The main attraction and sanctity is the sitting Buddha made of bamboo. You can learn that only from your tour guide, as it looks just like any...More

Thank B1714D
Reviewed 18 April 2018

We, locals, mostly visit this Pagoda for religious reverence & history during Kalaw visit. Lahpet & green tea is served free for visitors. There're some shops in the compound but not disturbing for visitors.

Thank NyanKyaw
Reviewed 9 March 2018

Wooden Buddha looked like golden statues after years of paste on golden leaves. Free food served local style. Restriction on women worshipers. Lots of vendors selling local stuff.

Thank ngung chia s
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

I was there all by myself (and some dogs stealing my socks) on a sunday. Nice lang walk up there. The site looked scruffous and not really maintained. It smelled like cigarettes indoor. The bamboo budha is the highlight, but If I wouldn’t have read...More

1  Thank D_vid13
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Just another pagoda which can be easily skipped if you have only limited time. It's nice for watching locals during their daily activities

Thank JD D
Reviewed 15 November 2017

if you go to Kalaw, you must go to this Hnee Paya, when we go there we take the electric bike to reach. Free Green tea and green tea salad.. so yummy..

1  Thank Thiri P
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Made out of bamboo, this temple is generally simple. It's rather small but can be crowded as its quite popular. You'd be served with green tea leave with nuts and tea to go with it. Not a must visit place.

Thank CaseyOng2014
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

We came to see the bamboo budda. You wouldn't know it was bamboo but interesting to see. The nicest thing was the nuns who gave us tea, tea leaf salad and nuts. We sat and ate and drank- it was very nice actually. Very welcoming....More

Thank champkis
Reviewed 31 May 2017

I guess about 2 km uphill to this hidden monastery. It's bamboo knitted Buddha about 6 feet height in its sitting gesture. Jogging up along tarmac road uphill among pine woods. Great experience. Loved it.

Thank KPtourism
Reviewed 25 April 2017

This a lacquered bamboo Buddha renowned for its healing powers. It is now housed in a large building where people come to pray and eat and bring offerings to the Buddha and the monks. We were offered green tea and a pot of pulped leaves...More

Thank Deryn H
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