Yadana Hsemee Pagoda Complex, Inwa

Yadana Hsemee Pagoda Complex is a small temple complex located in the ancient Burmese capital city of Inwa, which is near to Mandalay.

About Yadana Hsemee Pagoda Complex


Yadana Hsemee Pagoda Complex is a small, but significant, historical site. A popular option for tourists visiting Inwa is to take a horse and cart tour around 4 main attractions, of which one is Yadana Hsemee Pagoda Complex. These horse and car tours normally cost 10,000 Myanmar Kyat (roughly equivalent to $7 USD) and last 2 hours including stops at Bagaya Monastery, Bonzan Monastery and Palace Tower in addition to Yadana Hsemee Pagoda Complex.

Yadana Hsemee Pagoda Complex near Mandalay
Yadana Hsemee Pagoda Complex near Mandalay

Yadana Hsemee Pagoda Complex was established in 1430 by the King of Inwa to enshrine holy Buddhist relics brought from Sri Lanka. Yadana Hsemee Pagoda Complex has suffered two major earthquakes, one in 1485 and another in 1839. Inwa was abandoned after the 1839 earthquake. A unique feature of the Yadana Hsemee Pagoda Complex is that it consists of brick built monasteries which started to replace wooden monasteries in Myanmar in the early 19th Century. The most photographed feature of the Yadana Hsemee Pagoda Complex is a large rectangular building with a collapsed roof. A row of circular columns has been left exposed with a large stone Buddha statue seated at the far end of the building. In order to photograph this particular scene we advise that you visit Yadana Hsemee Pagoda Complex early in the morning so that the sun isn’t shining directly into your camera when you try to take a picture.

Location of Yadana Hsemee Pagoda Complex


  • Yadana Hsemee Pagoda Complex is located 29.9 km by road from Mandalay Railway Station.

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Travel to Yadana Hsemee Pagoda Complex


Yadana Hsemee Pagoda Complex is located in Inwa, which is near to Mandalay. Follow the links below for information about travel to Mandalay:

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