Kaba Aye Paya, Yangon (Rangoon)

Kaba Aye Pagoda, formally Thiri Mingala Gaba Aye Zedidaw, ), is a pagoda located on Kaba Aye Road, Mayangon Township, Yangon, Myanmar. The pagoda was built in 1952 by U Nu in preparation for the Sixth Buddhist Council that he held from 1954-1956. The pagoda measures 111ft high and is also 111ft around the base. The pagoda is located approximately 11 km north of Yangon, a little past the Inya Lake Hotel. The Maha Pasana Guha (great cave) was built simultaneously with the Kaba Aye Pagoda and is located in the same complex. The cave is a replica of the Satta Panni cave, located in India, where the first Buddhist Synod was convened. The six entrances of The Maha Pasana Cave symbolize the Sixth Great Synod. The cave is 455ft long and 370ft wide. Inside, the assembly hall is 220ft long and 140ft wide.BackgroundAs prime minister of Burma, U Nu built the Kaba Aye Pagoda and the Maha Pasana Guha Cave in 1952 in preparation for the Sixth Buddhist Synod that he convened and hosted and which lasted two years, from 1954–1956. This Synod coincided with the 2500-year anniversary of Buddha’s enlightenment. In Burma, the kings traditionally built a pagoda in their honor to stand as a relic of their rule. For example, Ne Win built the Maha Wizaya Pagoda in his honor. The construction of the pagoda and cave were a part of U Nu’s attempt to establish Buddhism as the official religion of Burma, thereby creating a Buddhist state.The Kaba Aye pagoda is open daily from 6 am to 8 pm, with an admission fee of $5. In addition to the Burmese who make religious pilgrimages, the pagoda attracts domestic as well as foreign tourists. The Kaba Aye Pagoda compound is large and is intended to be peaceful and quiet for the tourists, monks and devotees who visit.
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  • Great stupa, built in 1952, praying for peace. Weekend, visitors are no more. Hall has a golden statue, quite beautiful. There are man-made caves on the north side.
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  • The World Peace Pagoda (Kaba Aye Pagoda)/Cabaye Boudhanath (Thiri mingala the Gaba Aye Zedidaw) Pagoda is 34 meters high and the foundation is 34 meters long, founded in 1952, is Myanmar, Prime Minister Woonnu (U Nu) ( The first Prime minister chosen by the Alliance of Myanmar in 1947 built to prepare for the sixth Buddhist Sanzang to be opened in 1954-1956, this is the Gautam of the Buddhist community over the 2,500-year period, and the difference between the building and the other pagodas is that it is a steel-reinforced cement structure. There are 24 statues of Buddha outside the tower of Peace, from Nepal, Vietnam, Thailand and other countries, such as the Buddhist Federation. The 6 entrances to the peace tower are each surrounded by a statue of Buddha, symbolizing the total of 6 Buddhist scriptures that have been passed since Buddha Gautam Nirvana. The inner center of the tower is a hollow circular column room with a large silver 8 feet high (2.4 meters) in the room, and the Buddha's relic (bone, Flesh, blood) is preserved in the front. The wall is divided into two layers, the upper layer has 28 small Buddha, each about 1 feet tall, and the next 5 large Buddha, of which 4 are present and present Buddha, the other is the future Buddha. Before buying the ticket into the pagoda, the ticket guard has been congratulating us, saying that we are fortunate to meet the Buddha's relic ⋯, someone has earlier handed in the paper, please the Buddha relics, and now is holding a Buddhist ceremony. After the ritual round, Tajikistan also for our special please Buddha Relic blessing, Thanksgiving Buddha volume fills the top peace happy!
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  • This place is not as famous as some others but it doesn't mean less gold. Buddhas, the whole interior including ceilings is covered by gold. One more proof how deep is faith of Myanmar people.  more »
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  • One of the famous pagoda in Yangon. Every buddhists should come. 😁 Beside of the ladder, there are many souvenirs shops which sell statues & flowers. And there is an old banyan tree. Very nice.
  • Usually not crowded. One of the pagodas which can enter the center of the pagoda building.
  • I liked this pagoda because the souvenir and trinkets sellers that line the path up to the pagoda aren't pushy and will actually quote you a decent price. While here, be sure to walk a little north to the grotto where a Buddhist counsel was held and get a bit more out of your trip than just "another" pagoda.
  • Very crowded on weekends and public holidays. You can feed bread to the fish..
  • Quite place...realli peaceful
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