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Nga Htat Gyi Pagoda, Yangon (Rangoon)

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.2/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web
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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Nga Htat Gyi Pagoda and many more Yangon (Rangoon) attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Yangon (Rangoon) tourist route planner.
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  • Impressive size. Notice the impressive latice wood work behind the image. Worth a stop just to be wowed by the size. 
  • I love Nga Htat Gyi Pagoda (which means 5 story pagoda because of the giant seated Buddha statue). It's a bit off the beaten track but well worth the trip if you like quiet pagodas. You are unlikely t...  read more »
  • My wife and I went to see the pagoda on a walk around one afternoon. The road its on is very busy and noisy, but as soon as you step off the street and walk through the entrance ( looks like 2 giant f...  read more »
  • I visited after Chaukhtatgyi Paya. It is just opposite to it. The long walk before entering the temple might let you give up, just keep walking you will find it is a nice and peaceful place to take good rest. And there are also come Thai buddha images there. I would recommend to add more English translations on the introduction of the history and buddha stature. Watch it with not much background story is not satisfied to the tourist I think. There is no entrance fee but a donation box in front writes "FOREIGNERS ARE REQUESTED TO CONTRIBUTE US AS YOUR WISH FOR RENOVATION OF THE PAGODA", I have donated but with uncomfortable feeling that I got a kind of force since I am a foreigner. As for me, I think a reasonable entrance fee is much better than this kind of donation.
  • A smaller but peaceful pagoda. There's a wall with an optical illusion installation.
  • worth a visit
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  • Ok
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