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Botahtaung Pagoda, Yangon (Rangoon)
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Some 2,500 years ago, the Mon people built Botahtaung Pagoda to shelter a sacred strand of hair from the Gautama Buddha within its empty interior. After World War II, the site underwent complete reconstruction, preserving the hollow center for protection of ancient relics and artifacts, plus a golden spire rising up 40 m (123 ft). As you enter the holy site through a maze-like walkway, inspect the pagoda-shaped stone casket, which serves as a treasure vault and a chamber of relics. Inside you can find terracotta plaques, ornaments, jewels, and Buddha images made of stone, brass, gold, and silver. Several locals begging for money may hover at the entrance; you can call the pagoda's staff if things get a little awkward. Arrange your visit to Botahtaung Pagoda and discover more family-friendly attractions in Yangon (Rangoon) using our Yangon (Rangoon) itinerary builder.
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  • I know everyone busy now days with everyone and everything. .. I friendly advise you To come here for a while Few hours of your precious time Switch off your telephone I pad I pod... And all other ele...  more »
  • And especially nothing that justifies the entry fees to 6000 per person. One point of interest is being able to go home in the stupa, which is in fact not elsewhere. However, turtles are not pretty to see. Visit early because the Sun is strong. Attention to get there on foot, crossing a main road and it is not simple ;)
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  • I came here for pray and ask for my successful working life and I wish I would get what I wish real soon. Once you travel in Yangon, here is one of a must place for make a wish. 
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  • I enjoyed walking barefoot to the different parts of this pagoda. The inside of the main stupa is greatly amazing. The side-building on the right after entering the complex is beautiful with mirror-mosaic. The other parts were a bit shaggy, which looks good on the Nat gods but rather sad on the turtle pool.
  • Nice pagoda to visit while in Yangon. Easy to walk to from other sights closer to the city. While here make sure to pay a visit down to the ferry wharf.
  • Not sure why anyone would want to come here after Shwedagon. Better to spend more time at Shwedagon
  • If you're in Yangon, give it a visit.
  • Pagodas are favorite places of Myanmar People. As for foreigner there would be entrance fee per person. Since the pagoda land is covered by tile, it is a great idea to visit at cool time of the day I mean like morning and evening.