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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 visited the pagoda while I was shooting from parts of the harbour. Compared to other more famous is smaller but is one of the few where you can enter. The inside is completely covered with gold with different relics so much visited by the faithful. Some rooms are equipped with air conditioners that shoot air so cold that the floor is cold and you have to cover themselves. To visit if you have time.
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  • This is the most popular very sacred Plains worship many things, especially the relics contained under the base of the pagoda that we can come to worship very closely. Both men and women. Around the base of the Pagoda there is also an ancient Buddha statue, and a lot of valuables, Inside the temple there are gods, sacred thepkrasip. Most people come to ask for blessing a lot until the time required per queue.
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  • Different Kings built this great temple which houses shrines with strands of hair and tiny pieces of bone of Buddha was greatly destroyed during the 2° world war but now completely rebuilt. Inside the old mix culture and modern technology. The interior space is open to visitation and you can see the altar with the relics protected by cameras.
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  • 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.
  • A shrine for Buddha tooth relic.. and a jetty with a waterfront walk is in the walking distance.
  • 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.
  • Pagoda and Botahtaung Bo Bo Gyi and Mya Nan Nwe is Trade mark ;)
  • A famous place for both local and tourists.

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