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Address: Kyauktan, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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Kyauktan is the area, this pagoda is called Kyaik Hmaw Wun Ye Lai Pagoda, Ye Le Pagoda or the island pagoda

Along with Kyaik Khauk Pagoda, Kyaik Hmaw Wun Ye Lai Pagoda is the major attraction of the Thanlyin, Kyauktan. Although there is bus transport (which in January 2017 was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 January 2017
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Along with Kyaik Khauk Pagoda, Kyaik Hmaw Wun Ye Lai Pagoda is the major attraction of the Thanlyin, Kyauktan. Although there is bus transport (which in January 2017 was standardised to set routes by the local government), for foreigners transport with a driver or reliable half day taxi is recommended. Arriving at the transport area, a water taxi ticket is... More 

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Tiburon, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

In a land filled with beautiful large and small pagodas, this one will create a lasting memory. The pagoda is nice enough, but the boat ride over and back, mostly with local people, makes the visit unique. There is so much to see in Yangon, but if you want to get off the tourist treadmill and out of town, and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

When you travel to Yangon and if you have enough time,you shouldn't miss that one. It is a temple situated in the river. You have to take a boat to arrive there,but the boat trip only for 5 minutes. It is also peaceful and surrounding is a sight to see. You can feed fish on the pagoda. On the way... More 

Thank YaminOhnmar
Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Great place, I do love the atmosphere of taking a boat to small island where the pagoda is, in the middle of the river! Local people making merit, pay respect to the Buddha, wearing traditional clothes, with thanaka on their faces, look stunning!

Thank Mark E
Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

It is said that the temple is floating in the middle of the river, but it actually sits in a small island that is located in the middle of the river that it seems like it's floating. One has to take a boat from the main land to the middle island. A foreigner is also required to take a bigger... More 

Thank kormensandiego
Yangon Region, Myanmar
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

This pagoda is located at Kyauk Tan Township and a bit far from Yangon. If you want to visit there you need to take a small boat to get there, most of the small boat are rowing without life jacket. I think that you'll get the life jacket,if you are foreigner.You will see the fishes near pagoda and you can... More 

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Rockdale, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

This was a busy few hours with my friend Smith while Holidaying in Yangon for 2 weeks from the 22/06/16, again my close friend Smith suggested we visit KYIAK HMAW WON YELE PAGODA around KYAUKTAN arriving on Thursday 30/06/16. Impressive & beautiful scenic outlook across the water towards the small temple island, admission fee for foreigners 5,000 Kyats, only waited... More 

Thank Stephen N
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

My mother was with me on that one day short trip. You can take a bus directly from downtown of Yangon to the last terminal (Kyauktan, Kyike Maw Won Yay Lal Pha Ya) is means the Pagoda in middle of water. Actually it is a rocky island where the pagoda is . Take off from bus, there are many restaurant... More 

Thank Thit H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

I took the bus at Sule pagoda. It is not easy as the bus line and bus number are in Myanmar languange. In this case, the photo helped me dearly. It took about 2 hrs. and 700Kts.to reach the ferry pier. There will be plenty of food around (personaly it's like canteen). It is a good idea to eat or... More 

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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

It took us around 2 hours on bad road from Yangon center. Then a short trip by boat to get the pagoda in middle of creek. Although the Kyauktan is historic place which was 1st built in 3rd century, it is quite small and dirty and made us so disappointed. The pagoda is small with full of people. There are... More 

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