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Botahtaung Pagoda, Yangon (Rangoon)

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Religious Site Tourist Spot
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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TripAdvisor
  • It's a nice place. We did this at night though I think it's a bit expensive. 6000kyats pax and the shrine itself is small. Better to go late evening.  more »
  • Pleasant visit, hot and sunny, there is entrance fee to be paid at the entrance. Worth it as you will never see so much goldie walls at once.  more »
  • We visited this pagoda on a Monday midday in June. We pretty much had the place to ourselves. They do not accept USD, but there is an ATM across the street. We paid the entrance fee, and got a ticket ...  more »
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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.