"A Buddha with glasses is facing you . . ."

In Pyay, 260 km north-west of Yangon, you will find the historical UNESCO World Heritage site of Sri Ksetra, the former capital of the Pyu dynasty.


You will be also fascinated of the panoramic views, when you climb up the Shwesandaw Pagoda in the middle of the town: You will see not only the Irrawaddy river and the breathtaking landscape surrounding Pyay, but also the big image of the sitting Sehtatgyi Buddha.


Don't miss the nearby attractions:

  • Buddha with the glasses in the Shwemyetman Pagoda in Shwedaung, 15km south of Pyay. It's unique in Myanmar!
  • Akauk Taung Buddha cliff carvings on the Irrawaddy river site near Htone Bo village.