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Maha Wizaya Pagoda, Yangon (Rangoon)

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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 found this temple while looking for the entrance to the Shwedagon temple. I was mesmerised and loved amazing details of the temple. so much more a temple to BE in, lots of locals sitting on the carp...  more »
  • Close to Shwedagon Pagoda, this relatively new pagoda is fascinating and peaceful pagoda which is well worth a detour if nearby. Its easily accessible from Shwedagon. The interior decoration is like n...  more »
  • Can you make the way to the Shwedagon, the pagoda from the inside but not particularly liked me personally!
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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.