Botahtaung Pagoda, Yangon (Rangoon)

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. Botahtaung Pagoda is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Yangon (Rangoon) Edition.
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  • October 3, 2017
    The most beautiful to this pagoda we found the inside: your loot by a zigzagging corridors that are lined with gold. There are all kinds of precious Buddha s and objects in cabinets on the wall to see. To the number of hellen sure you can see how valuable they are. There is also a pond with turtles.
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  • September 25, 2017
    Must take here once in lifetime. There is Bo Bo Gyi shrine inside. One of the most attractive place to visit.  more »
  • September 24, 2017
    There's a hair relic from the Buddha that is quite rare . You need to pay 6000 as foreigners to go in . No shoes and socks are allowed, no shorts and sleeveless shirt are allowed to enter. A Long q to...  more »
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  • April 30, 2017
    Good pagoda with Buddha relic and hair. Very grand as it is enclosed with gold and jewellery. Remember to pay foreigner tax to help up keep the pagoda.
  • April 23, 2017
    A shrine for Buddha tooth relic.. and a jetty with a waterfront walk is in the walking distance.
  • January 10, 2017
    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.
  • March 1, 2017
    Pagoda and Botahtaung Bo Bo Gyi and Mya Nan Nwe is Trade mark ;)
  • March 7, 2017
    A famous place for both local and tourists.

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