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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 stayed at a hostel at the Chinatown area and I attempted to reach the temple with a map in hand by walking along the main road along Anawrahta Road and turning right at Botahtaung Pagoda Road. It to...  more »
  • A small pagoda, you can go inside, there all painted gold. There is a hair of the Buddha and other religious trinkets. For the double bars there are things made of gold. On the territory of a pond with fish and turtles. There are wheel as in "field of dreams" and local throw money. The main entrance for the money, come with other inputs-there is money do not take.
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  • Impressively beautiful evening mood and the single pagoda, where you can see the stupa from the inside!
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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.