Botahtaung Pagoda, Yangon (Rangoon)

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. Botahtaung Pagoda is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , international travel planner Edition.
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  • It is located in Botahtaung township of Yangon. Car-parking is available. Many tourists from Thailand also visit there. Its not very good for photo scene. Its one of the famous pagoda in Yangon.  more »
  • Didn't know what to expect until we went inside the pagoda. Gold-foiled plated walls, with rare and precious contributions from people on display. The interior is air-conditioned and thus not warm.....  more »
  • The place is very near to Yangon river front. A bit crowded. But good to see many people nearby. A special flower is available nearby the Pagoda.  more »
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  • Botataung means 1,000 military leaders. This name was derived from an event that took place more than 2,000 years ago when eight hair relics from the Buddha were brought over to Yangon from India. When the relics arrived, a guard of honour of 1,000 military leaders was formed to pay respect to the relics. The eight hair relics were enshrined in the pagoda, later to be distributed to other pagodas, with only one remaining in the Botataung Pagoda.
  • ဗိုလ်တထောင်ကျိုက်ဒေးအပ်ဆံတော်ဦးစေတီ This pagoda is a famous pagoda in Yangon. During Covid-19, visitors are not allowed to visit inside of the pagoda so we just walk around of the neighbour of the pagoda. Located at the edge of Yangon river and Botahtaung Jetty, a scence is very atttactive and amazing. Around on the pagoda has a lot of local people are passes through, birds are crowded at the jetty. Worthy a visit it if pandamic situation is changed.
  • Historical pagoda,many myanmar &tourists come here often. Now the place in under maintainence during covid 19 pandemic.
  • We,residing in Yangon, worship these famous Pagoda to protect out bad karma.
  • My favourite childhood pagoda! Especially shining holy golden maze tunnel inside the pagoda. So quite, cold and perfect place for meditation. And no need to worry about losing your shoes. You can keep them at shoe receiving counter outside the pagoda. You can either donate small money or not as you like, no problem at all. In evening, walk to the jetty and enjoy the sunset.

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