Marble Stone Buddha at Kyauk Daw Kyi Pagoda, Insein (Yangon)
Kyauk Daw Kyi Pagoda is in Insein Township and it is famous for it’s white marble stone Buddha. Next to this pagoda you can find Hsin Hpyu Daw Park with 3 Royal White Elephants.
Lion and serpent (Naga) decorating the stairs leading to the main chapel entrance. Lions are guardians of the temples and are in pairs at the entrance. In Buddhism lions are symbolic of the bodhisattvas, the “sons of the Buddha”.
The seated Buddha was sculptured out from a single piece of white marble stone.
A lot of people come to Kyauk Daw Kyi Pagoda to pray.
Amazing the sitting posture to pray of these women, specially the one on the right at her age. They have a hair comb in the typical Myanmar style.
Close-up view of the marble stone Buddha.
This picture and next one are two large paintings above the steps leading up to the pagoda, illustrating the Buddha being floated up to this site on the nearby Yangon river.
Golden on red painting seated Buddha decorating the ceiling of Kyauk Daw Kyi Pagoda.