Nga Htat Gyi Pagoda, Yangon (Rangoon)

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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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  • August 6, 2017
    Serene Pagoda with huge Buddha statute, situated atop a hill. Along the route to the reclining Buddha. They also taught about Buddhism to locals at the back of this statute.  more »
  • July 21, 2017
    It is one of the famous symbols of Yangon. The construction and shrines give visitors a strong feeling of the old Myanmar. It is very crowded. it is very hot in the afternoon during summer time. So, v...  more »
  • July 14, 2017
    Not only does this place house a large sitting Buddha statue donning royal regalia, it also depicts realistic images of the karmic cycle including a scene showing how hell would look like.  more »
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  • February 20, 2017
    Serene temple with huge statue of Buddha. Located up a hill away from the main roads & heavy traffic.
  • September 26, 2016
    Another Hugh white buddha, close to chuak htat kyi pagoda.
  • May 2, 2016
    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.
  • April 13, 2016
    A smaller but peaceful pagoda. There's a wall with an optical illusion installation.
  • June 14, 2017
    Wonderful place

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