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Maha Wizaya Pagoda, Yangon (Rangoon)

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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3.9/5 based on 55+ 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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  • I did not know what to expect. But I was happy I went. I have visited countless temples all over Asia. And this one was a pagoda, with sort of a small temple inside of it. The wall and sealing were pa...  read more »
  • This pagoda called Pagoda generals. Built by the authorities of Burma, which are perceived as the junta. Well, built in order to atone for their sins before the Buddha. Still beautiful.
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  • It probably wasn't my day, but at the indicated location there was no pagode to be seen anywhere. The stroll down the Street on a Sunday morning was quite nice though, because the area is very green a...  read more »
  • 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.
  • Very nice pagoda to pagoda not left should leave next to the Shwedagon. Very few visitors.
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  • Access free, quiet and nice visit. Its interior is a forest with animals. Recommended, very different from the pagodas in the area.
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  • Very beautiful relics is just that near the Shwedagon is too much for most people do not visit. No admission? Who came to this area will likely visit with.
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