Pagoda; Stupa; Shrine; Temple; Wat;   Last updated on 2016/2559 2 23, a full moon day;

Before reading this page, Swastika "shakya" should be read;   Up on imperial and dynasty, usage may vary; Mudra also may vary; ... Mantra also may vary; Accordance with Buddha Dhamma (a.k.a. Dharma, a.k.a. Darma), text contents may vary, also see: 4 great principles ; Ancient Buddhist kingdom, "Mrouk" (i.e. Rakhine) also see: 90,000 pagoda; Pagoda, stupa, shrine, temple, and wat are maintained by monks, and the monks whom have been supported by imperial and dynasty; A place, where monks reside a.k.a. monastery or vihara, and Syntax vs. Semantics logic alike, monastery or vihara are not pagoda, are not stupa, are not shrine, ... ;

Also see: guardian;

Remark: among Buddhist people (s) in the world, only "Bama" people have been building new pagoda (s); all other Buddhist people (s) have maintained ancient pagoda (s) and never build new ones; Therefore, if you are "Bama" people (including military generals and monks), it is the time to think twice; Because, too much gap in Civilization Type is NOT acceptable by all kinds of people, and you don't want yourself to be replaced by humanoids ... ; Therefore, it is good to be maintaining pagoda (s), instead of building new ones; This domain developer is NOT being against "Bama" military generals and monks regarding "building new pagoda" but if I can, I will NOT build new pagoda (e.g. I will be like all other Buddhist people (s) in the world i.e. I will NOT be in "Bama" way of building new pagoda (s) ... ); Exception: like Shan people, pagoda should be built at the peak of mountain, IFF you really like to be by religious belief;

Regarding big Buddha statues,

Big Buddha, near Po Lin Monastery, Lantau Island, mountain top, Hong Kong, China, 26 meters;

Bodhi Tataung (1000), Monywa, Sagaing, Myanmar, Laykyun (also see: 4PP) Setkyar (also see: Swastika), 129 meters tall standing Buddha, 95 meters long reclining Buddha;

Grand Buddha, Lingshan Park, Wuxi, Jiangsu province, China, 88 meters tall, standing Buddha, 725 tons bronze;

Guanyin (Lady Deity), Hainan Island, China, 108 meters tall;

Leshan Buddha, Mount Emei, UNESCO world heritage site, Sichuan province, China, 71 meters high, sitting Buddha, curved 1200+ years ago;

Nihonji Daibatsu, Buddha, Mount Nokogiri, Kyonan, Chiba Prefecture, Japan, 31 meters high;

Phra Puttamingmongkol Akenakkiri, Buddha, 45 meters high at hilltop; 

Spring Temple Buddha, Lushan, Henan province, 208 meters (128 meters tall standing Buddha, on 20 meters high lotus, 25 meters pedestal and 35 meters pedestal), world's largest statue;

Wat Pho temple, Buddha, Bangkok, Thailand, 15 meters high, 43 meters long;


The oldest existent pagoda, Songyue pagoda, 523AD, the earliest brick pagoda, Mount Song, Henan province, China;

Sakyamuni Buddha, Tawang Monastery; also see: Fogong Temple, Ying county, Shanxi province, China; wooden pagoda, built in 1056;

Shwedagon pagoda, is in Myanmar language; Shwedagon pagoda, historic pagoda of Mon-Khmer civilization, and Shwedagon pagoda has been maintained by royal families and public, for thousands of years; In Union of Myanmar language, "shwe" means gold, and "dagon" is old city (Mon-Khmer kingdoms' one of the cities) name of Yangon, Union of Myanmar;

Wat, also see: Vattaka; Cambodia; Laos; Thailand; IFF Laos, vat a.k.a. wat a.k.a. school;

Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia;
Pha That Luang, Vientiane, Laos;
Silver Pagoda, Phnom Penh, Cambodia;
Wat Arun, Bangkok, Thailand;
Wat Benchamabophit, The Marble Temple, Bangkok, Thailand;
Wat Bowonniwet, Bangkok, Thailand;
Wat Chiang Man, Chiang Mai, Thailand;
Wat Chedi Luang, Chiang Mai, Thailand;
Wat Phnom, Phnom Penh, Cambodia;
Wat Phra Kaew, Bangkok, Thailand;
Wat Phra Singh, Chiang Mai, Thailand;
Wat Phra Pathom Chedi, Nakhon Pathom, Thailand;
Wat Phra That Lampang Luang, Lampang, Thailand;
Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai, Thailand;
Wat Phrathat Doi Tung, Chiang Rai, Thailand;
Wat Phumin, Nan, Thailand;
Wat Ratchanadda, Bangkok, Thailand;
Wat Suthat, Bangkok, Thailand;
Wat Xieng Thong, Luang Prabang, Laos;