Wijuwedo Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar

WIJUWEDO PAGODA

Completely off-the-grid, the Wijuwedo Pagoda is known only to locals and is accessible only by a dirt road

To read about my visit to Wijuwedo Pagoda, visit the blog here: Off the Grid in Yangon: Wijuwedo Paya

For all my High-Resolution images of Wijuwedo Pagoda: Click Here

Entrance Fee: Free for locals and foreigners

Visiting Hours: The pagoda is open daily and there are no opening/closing times. Recommend a visit during the day as there are very few street lights and electricity in the area is unreliable

Location: The large pagoda compound is located on Industrial Road just over the Pazaungdaung Creek bridge from the Meilamu Pagoda

Wijuwedo Pagoda

If you are in the mood for a truly unique experience, head to the Wijuwedo Pagoda just across the Pazundaung Creek from the Meilamu Pagoda (blog , more information). Completely off the grid, the Pagoda has no information on it online and isn’t even registered on Google Maps!

Wijuwedo Pagoda

Once you arrive at the Wijuwedo Pagoda, you will feel like one of the first visitors to ever see the place. There are many different buildings, stupas and shrines to check out and unlike some of the more famous sites in Yangon such as the Shwedagon Pagoda (blog, more info) and Sule Pagoda (blog, more info), this is not a tourist attraction.  Paved areas are at a minimum and there isn’t a lick of English in sight.

Wijuwedo Pagoda

In a way, this incredible pagoda is one of my inspirations for creating this site. There is so much of Myanmar yet to be explored by travelers and tourists that it seems unfair you can’t even find them on the internet, the place where knowledge is abundant and exotic destinations are only a click away.

Wijuwedo Pagoda

At Wijuwedo, you can find stupas complete with Reclining Buddha Images, seated in different mudras, tens of thousands of smaller golden Buddha Image ornaments on the walls, views of luscious and unspoiled jungle and monks truly living a life removed my society. If you want a really unique taste of Myanmar in Yangon, check the Google Map above and happy exploring!

Wijuwedo Pagoda

Wijuwedo Pagoda

Wijuwedo Pagoda

To read about my visit to Wijuwedo Pagoda, visit the blog here: Off the Grid in Yangon: Wijuwedo Paya

For all my High-Resolution images of Wijuwedo Pagoda: Click Here

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IsraeliAbroad (formerly SidepieceDiplomat) was started as a passion project by amateur photographer Phillip Harbor as he travels from Tel Aviv, Israel, to Yangon, Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) and throughout the world. Named for the adventure, the photoblog seeks to give followers a unique insight into life from a nation that was until recently closed off from the rest of the world for more than half a century. This blog is half photo-half information-half experience-driven. Yes that’s more than a whole… and yes that makes about as much sense as anything else you can find on this half of the globe! Feel free to follow us on social media and right here on the blog as we explore the incredible wonders of Myanmar. Updates will come as regularly as possible and don’t forget to share with your friends!

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IsraeliAbroad was started as a passion project by photographer Phillip Harbor as he travels from Tel Aviv, Israel, to Yangon, Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) and throughout the world. Named for the adventure, the photoblog seeks to give followers a unique insight into life from a nation that was until recently closed off from the rest of the world for more than half a century. This blog is half photo-half information-half experience-driven. Yes that’s more than a whole… and yes that makes about as much sense as anything else you can find on this half of the globe! Feel free to follow us on social media and right here on the blog as we explore the incredible wonders of Myanmar. Updates will come as regularly as possible and don’t forget to share with your friends!