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Maha Wizaya Pagoda, Yangon (Rangoon)
(4.1/5 based on 60+ reviews on the web)
The Maha Wizaya Pagoda is a pagoda located on Shwedagon Pagoda Road in Dagon Township, Yangon, Myanmar. The pagoda, built in 1980, is located immediately south of the Shwedagon Pagoda on Dhammarakhita Hill. The enshrined relics were contributed by the King of Nepal, while the pagoda's hti was consecrated by Ne Win, the country's former leader. The construction of this particular pagoda is believed by some scholars to have been a form of merit-making on the part of Ne Win.The pagoda was built to commemorate the convening of the First Congregation of All Orders for the Purification, Perpetuation and Propagation of Sasana in 1980, which formed the State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee, a governmental regulatory body of Buddhist monks.
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  • A beautiful main room, beautiful paintings in the entries, and pretty corridor bypassing downtown. A nice break to get out of the brouaha of the city and for rest before the visit of the shewdagon. Free entry
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  • 從shwedagon pagoda 南面出口走路來這個寺廟不到10 分鐘嘅路程,偏偏遊客唔會專登來買睇下黎個廟,當初建的時候是為了紀念國家佛教統一,裏面嘅設計圍繞著大笨象和森林嘅主題。圓形嘅頂部設計全都係圖片,有別於其他寺廟莊嚴嘅感覺。 
  • Other people reviews are quite effective. As for local, i would like to share the interesting fact. Every 1st day of Myanmar New Year (April 17), The Sun Rays reflect to the top of the pagoda where sm...  more »
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  • Mahar Wizaya Pagoda is located near the Southern Stairway of Shwe Dagon Pagoda in Dagon Township. So when you visit Shwe Dagon Pagoda be sure to make time to also spend time at Mahar Wizaya Pagoda. It is open every day from 5:00am to 10:00pm.
  • The Maha Wizaya Zedi was build in General Ne Win era. The architecture design in beautiful anf look like Shwe Zigon pagoda in Bagan.
  • nice place to visit , has so many religious things
  • The inside is made to look like a forest and it is very different from most of the other pagodas so worth a visit
  • This is right next to Shwedagon Pagoda but most people don't bother to visit it - which is a real pity. It's much smaller than Shwedagon but is quite unique in its design. You can walk inside the stupa and it is decorated like a forest with lights on the ceiling in the shape of the constellations. Definitely worth popping in - it won't take long, isn't crowded and is free.