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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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  • Come to Myanmar and then not asking for every instant is considered to come at the same time Myanmar. Accompanied by a customer, the people have to come to Thailand to cry wopok wishes people make. Around the temple, there are many shops selling children's Philanthropy recommends that you do not buy now, because it will be another ten children look as you. Hardened heart into
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  • Ones impression of this beautiful pagoda begins at the entry and continues throughout the venue, a marvel of style and design. 
  • The pagoda is few as one can be walked on in. 3 hair of Buddha should be located in a shrine. All chambers of the pagoda are completely covered in gold, everything seems very impressive. As a visitor, you get the time for the consideration of which is required, no rushing, all calm and disciplined. Should you have seen.
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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.