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Botahtaung Pagoda, Yangon (Rangoon)

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Religious Site
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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  • You are greeted at the Pagoda with shops queued up both the sides of the path with shops selling Buddha statues, flowers, beads, books and many more religious wares. This beautiful pagoda has several ...  more »
  • Nat Bo Bo Gyi or thep than jai is very famous in Thai people!!! It is believed that you can be success in everything when you bless from him. Many people are fullfilled in wishes and back to respect h...  more »
  • It is located from Yangon's main pagodas. Is walking near the central train station, about 20 minutes, so look to boat of the Rangoon River walk to the good place. Photos taken during the ticket purchase or foreigners paying 6000 kyats, the entrance is a guard for, and print out tickets that will be a meaningful Memorial. Nothing inside was gilded and interesting but otherwise it looks special, so to pass the time. Across the road opposite into several souvenir shops.
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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.