Maha Wizaya Pagoda, Yangon (Rangoon)

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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  • July 24, 2017
    The Maha Wizaya Pagoda in Yangon is a very elegant structure on top of a small hill. Among the very colorful murals in the central dome are depictions of the Buddha meditating under a Bodhi tree.  more »
  • July 19, 2017
    Beautiful place and charm. You should come to visit when u come Myanmar Yangoon. many foreigner visited this place and enjoyed. Hope this would be same all time  more »
  • July 15, 2017
    This place wasn't in my plan at first place as well. My taxi driver and guide, Kyaw Kyi brought me here and this place is awesome and I can feel the peaceful surroundings. Thumbs up!  more »

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