Kyaik Pun Pagoda Description:
The Kyaik Pun Pagoda is best known for its four sitting Buddha statues facing the cardinal directions.
The shrine and Buddhist monastery was constructed by King Dhammaceti in the 15th century. The compound’s central feature is a shrine comprised of four sitting Buddha statues that measure 90 feet in height. Each statue represents one of the four Buddhas that attained enlightenment and ended their cycle of rebirth. Visitors gain entrance to the interior of the shrine through the base of one of the statues.
Best Time to Visit Kyaik Pun Pagoda:
Myanmar’s best sightseeing weather falls between November and May when the country is dry and warm. The months between June and October have increasing chances of daily rainfall in the mornings and afternoons, but the extra moisture helps restore the countryside’s lush greenery after the dry season.
How to get to Kyaik Pun Pagoda:
Bago today is a small town, but it was once the seat of power for a thriving Mon Kingdom that controlled most of what is today Southern Myanmar. A visit to the Kyaik Pun Pagoda helps our guests extrapolate Buddhism’s impact on this former royal capital.
Kyaik Pun Pagoda Highlights:
When visiting any place of religious importance to Buddhists, it’s best to dress in conservative clothing that covers arms, shoulders, and knees.