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Botahtaung Pagoda

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Address: Botahtaung Pagoda Road | Botahtaung Jetty, Yangon (Rangoon) MMR013017, Myanmar
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First sacred hair relic pagoda

This is a beautiful place and if you come to Yangon, you should visit. But avoid mid day time to avoid burning sun For foreigner they charge 6000 Kyats

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sudesh I
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you have enough time to be in Yangon you can go but I like more the shwedagon pagoda the only different from shwedagon is that you can enter into pagoda. As foreigner you have to pay 6000 kyatz

Thank Gaby M
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a pretty unusual Pagoda and would highly recommend it. It houses a sacred hair of Buddha and is magnificently constructed. There is a zig zag path that follows the circumference of the Pagoda and if you have a moment it is a pleasant experience just sitting inside and enjoying the peacefulness of it all.

Thank Andrew N
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This Pagoda has a ton of extras. There are numerous additional small shrines as well. Walking through the hollowed out Pagoda with AC was incredibly refreshing. If you can, getting a guide is well worth it.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a beautiful place and if you come to Yangon, you should visit. But avoid mid day time to avoid burning sun For foreigner they charge 6000 Kyats

Thank Sudesh I
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This too is a very large temple and always crowed with locals. It was told that Lord Gauthama Buddha's "Dathu" was placed here. Entrance fee I suppose kyat 6,000.00. You are supposed to cover your self properly and also there is a security check for all visitors before they enter into the shrine room. Some people were meditating inside. This... More 

Thank Nilmini D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You should read the interesting history before you visit. This is a reconstruction as it was totally destroyed in WWII and is unusual in that you walk inside the stupa. First though you have to go through airport style security including having your photo taken and embedded into your ticket, 6000 kyats. Impossible to see the actual hair relic container... More 

Thank Veronica014
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Learn the different days of the week in the Theravada system. Learn which direction to walk and why. You can participate in the rituals. Some notes. There are steps.

Thank Ana R
Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The temple has a long history since the Lord Buddha still alive (2600+ years old). The port that welcomed the Lord's Buddha hair, which travelling with two merchant, by an army of 1000 soldiers. Before the Lord's hair had been placed inside the Shwedagon Pagoda. For history is all good, but please bare with the dirtiness of the place. You... More 

Thank Shanti S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You are greeted at the Pagoda with shops queued up both the sides of the path with shops selling Buddha statues, flowers, beads, books and many more religious wares. This beautiful pagoda has several buddhas as different forms of the Lord.. Donot miss the all green Jade buddha

Thank Sanchita S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nat Bo Bo Gyi or thep than jai is very famous in Thai people!!! It is believed that you can be success in everything when you bless from him. Many people are fullfilled in wishes and back to respect him. Another important point is whisper angel that you have to whisper desired thing with her.

Thank Nam N

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