The Taung Pulu Monastery is a hidden gem located on Yangon’s Inya LakeTo read about my visit to the Taung Pulu Monastery, visit the blog here: Beautiful Views at Taung Pulu Monastery For all the high-resolution photos from Taung Pulu Monastery: Click Here Entrance Fee: Free to enter Visiting Hours: As the Taung Pulu Monastery isn’t a tourist attraction, visitors should arrive at a reasonable time in the morning (after 8:00am) and depart before sundown Location: Just south of Inya Lake in Yangon, located off of University Road down the road from the Myawady gas station and between the United States’ Embassy and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s house.
The Taung Pulu Monastery is located on the shores of Inya Lake, Yangon’s largest and most important water source. The monastery is located behind the Myawaddy gas station and Inya Wailuwun Monastery on University Road, the main street on the south side of the lake. Taung Pulu is completely obfuscated from view from the street but for the adventurous, the payoff comes with a brilliant golden pagoda, large Buddha Images, an incredible view over the lake and a small housing complex for the monks of the monastery.
The Buddha Images are brilliantly well-kept and worshipers regularly walk by saying prayers. The main room is very quiet and surrounding the stupa are stairs leading up to second and third tiers of the golden tower. Women are forbidden from accessing the higher floors as is custom in Buddhist religion. The second tier features a window looking into the prayer room along with a view over the water. The third tier has another prayer room with several Buddha Images and a lookout over the water. The view is stunning, the surroundings are peacefully silent and the monastery is really a welcome respite from the regular hustle and bustle of Yangon life.
To read about my visit to the Taung Pulu Monastery, visit the blog here: Beautiful Views at Taung Pulu Monastery