Located in Kyaikhto, Kantkaw Township in Mon State. Kyaikpawlaw Buddha Image is well-known because of the living mole on the face of the Buddha image. While visiting Kyaikhtiyo, one can also plan to visit this astonishing image. It is more convenient to go to Kyaikpawlaw Hmeshindaw Pagoda after visiting Kyaikhtiyoe. "Hmeshin" means living mole. The pagoda is said to possess great influence because the image enshrined in it has a mole on its face. Every year, there is a festival held in the name of this Buddha image. Locals from all parts of the country visit the mysterious image with the moving mole.
Five astonishing facts about this image
- The eyes of the image are lively.
- The image was moved by elephants, horses, and men but was not able to move.
- The image is said to be floating on water.
- No matter how many times, the mole on the Buddha's face is offered with gold foil, it never fades away.
- The image is always facing to the region where Sri Lanka exists.
On the eastern side of the image residence, there is the Mahamuni Thun Buddha image. The image was donated by U Ant and Daw Gun, in the year A.D 1256, with the permission of the King Thibaw's sister. They made the identical image of the Maha Myat Muni of Mandalay. It took seven days to complete the plaster copying of the Maha Myat Muni. So, this image is said to be the real replica of the original one. Many people donated gold, silver, gems, jewels and bronze. More >>