Nga Htat Gyi Pagoda, Yangon (Rangoon)

Prepare to be amazed at Nga Htat Gyi Pagoda, where you’ll discover an enormous seated Buddha. Head to this relaxing temple to marvel at the 13.9 (45.5 ft) Buddha, which sits proudly on a huge pedestal with its back to a set of ornately carved wooden panels. The huge Buddha was donated to the temple in 1900, with the original, smaller Buddha (6.2 m (20.5 ft) high) dating back to 1558. Enjoy this peaceful, five-tiered temple and admire the many murals that line the walls as you go. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Yangon (Rangoon) using our trip planner.
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  • In the route bus 29 to near chowdtergypaya and walked from there. Big Buddha and elaborate carvings, relatively good. Might be good to also visit chowdtergypaya.
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  • A huge complex with an amazing Buddha statue which unfortunately has been restored at the time of my visit. But it has been a nice experience to see the people staying there on New Years Day.  more »
  • another beautiful Pagoda to be visited if you are in Yangon. diffenetly worth the visit but could be different than Shwedagon Pagoda so do not expect the same  more »
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  • A nice temple and quite an impressive Buddha image. Worth a visit, but be aware of people following you all the way telling you where to take a picture, telling you what you didn't ask and then asking you for a donation or telling you about their 81-years old uncle who is a monk and asking about a donation for that uncle after! There's a lot of them! Just ignore them!
  • Across the street from the "famous" large reclining Buddha (see my post on that one), this one is even more of a let down. Yeah it's kind of big, and the wood carving behind it is somewhat impressive because of its size and intricate nature, but it is still not that impressive in the grand scheme of things. No need to spend more than 15 minutes here.
  • It was under restoration. Just in front of Chauk Htat Kyi pagoda. Use the same trip to visit both. The taxi from sule pagoda to here was 3000. The entrance es free. There are bathrooms relatively clean
  • Buddha Images which devout Myanmar Buddhists built in the early days of British rule is the commonly known Nga Htat Kyi Buddha Image. About a mile east of Shwwedagon Pagoda is an enormous Buddha image in a sitting position housed in an iron Tazaung(pavilion) build on the summit of a wooded hillock in Bahan Township of Yangon. Third largest sitting Buddha Image in Yangon it bearsthe Pali name "Maha Thetkya Atula Man Aung " meaning "Great Thetkya Peerless Victor of all enemies". Thetkya was the name of the race to which Gotama Buddha belonge. Built of brick and cement concrete, the image takes the style of bhumiphasa siparsa mudra (earth touching posture) indication that the Buddha was calling upon Earth to stand witness to all his wholesome deeds. A big stone slab bearing 80 lines of inscriptions on its front and back and a huge bell of 13 feet and 8 inches high, weighing 5000 viss bearing 63 lines of inscriptions on its body are found in the pavilion. These inscriptions tell us the history of the Image and biography of the donors. Where the image now is situated was previously called "Ashey Tawya" (the great Eastern Forest Recules). A place where Buddhist monks of forest dweller type resided to pursue the path of a solitary holy life of forest monks meditation and practicing the teachings of the Buddha.
  • The statue is bwing rehabilitated so I can clearly see it. What I love with every pagoda is the people's observance of proper behavior.
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