We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Lawkananda Pagoda

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Bagan, Myanmar

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 63 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 16
  • 8
    Very good
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
VIew of Irrawaddy River

The pagoda had been being renovated on the time I visited. But the view of Irrawaddy river is very beautiful

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 September 2016
Phanuwat K
Bangkok, Thailand
Add Photo Write a Review

63 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 27: English reviews
Level Contributor
93 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A mostly local crowd here. Excellent views of the river and beyond. Not a lot of shade so perhaps better to visit earlier in the morning or later in the afternoon.

Thank Avril C
Level Contributor
74 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you collect Bagan sunset spots then this is another as it overlooks the river. Its currently having some renovation following this years earthquake. The bamboo scaffolding is an extraordinary structure in its own right. Don't forget to feed the fish in the big pond just over the road from here

Thank Devonfish
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
82 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

We visited Lawkananda on the day before the Full Moon Festival, so there were many local tourists, but almost no Western tourists. The atmosphere was lively, and the stupa is attractive, with a riverside location. You can also see the former umbrella from the top of the stupa in a display on the grounds of this Pagoda.

Thank JourneysFromSeattle
Bangkok, Thailand
Level Contributor
46 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

The pagoda had been being renovated on the time I visited. But the view of Irrawaddy river is very beautiful

Thank Phanuwat K
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
Level Contributor
27 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

If you get bored of watching sunset on the top of Bagan, go there. You can watch the sunset of Ayeyarwady River as this river is the mother River of Myanmar. You won't get disappointed I swear.

Thank michaeltnthir
Luton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
258 reviews
145 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

Situated on the banks of the Irrawaddy, and clearly seen standing out above the river, a small golden pagoda good for photography. Not too crowded and said to contain a tooth relic of Buddha.

Thank shark939
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
311 reviews
160 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 290 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

Worth taking a local guide with you to understand the importance of echo pagoda and temple. We watched the local rituals, families visiting from far and wide to make offerings of food and flowers to Buddha for lost loved ones. Having just been recently re-gilded the pagoda was quite a vision. We were recommended not to try any of the... More 

Thank SeaSailSee
Charlevoix, Michigan
Level Contributor
537 reviews
128 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016

I would go here in the afternoon or early evening before dinner. There are lots of locals hanging out here and they are nice. Watch the unset on the river. Nice.

Thank Upnorthtransplant1
Bangkok, Thailand
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015

Located in south of New Bagan remotely from other temple zone, this is another place worth visiting before sunset. Most people are locals, and not too crowded. They surprisingly keep the area clean. View for sunset and riverside is beautiful.

Thank NonViriyasatien
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Level Contributor
101 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2015

We decided to go to New Bagan to check out the many workshops there but finished them quite early. The Lawkananda was not very far, and we decided to check it out. It was really hot and we had to find a shade as we were not allowed to wear shoes in the pagoda area, but it was very lively... More 

Thank ElenSun-Hi

Travellers who viewed Lawkananda Pagoda also viewed

Bagan, Mandalay Region
Bagan, Mandalay Region
Bagan, Mandalay Region
Bagan, Mandalay Region

Been to Lawkananda Pagoda? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Lawkananda Pagoda staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?