- Category: Southern Myanmar
The village of Kyaikkhami is 15 miles (24km) from the town of Thanbyuzayat and is famous for the pagoda of the same name which is located on a reef about 900 feet (274m) from the sea shore and thus usually called Ye Lel Paya, "pagoda amidst water".The locals usually call as "Kyaikkhami Ye Lel Paya".
The pain image faces the sea towards the south. A notable fact is that although the pagoda is located at some distance from the shore, its basement is not engulfed even during the highest tide. And for another, women are only allowed to worship from a pavilion removed from the pagoda while men may do so from the hall facing the main image. There is an annual festival about this pagoda.