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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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  • Usual rules of bare feet, covered knees & shoulders. Quite different with plaster effigies of not just Buddha but realistic ones of normal people & a horrific one with an eye falling out & a bird pull...  more »
  • what a great temple among all the beautiful temples in burma. close to the city centre and wonderful gardens  more »
  • We gave this place a short visit after seeing the Reclining Buddha. There's a massive Buddha on the inside that's worth a look. We spent about 30 minutes here and that was about enough.  more »
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  • Serene temple with huge statue of Buddha. Located up a hill away from the main roads & heavy traffic.
  • Another Hugh white buddha, close to chuak htat kyi pagoda.
  • 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.
  • Wonderful place