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Swe Taw Myat Pagoda, Yangon (Rangoon)

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  • This place, I wouldnt recommend anyone to go. There is an entrance fee of $3000 Kyat and I dont get to see the tooth relic. Firstly the tooth relic is at the centre of the Pagoda but you are not able....  more
    This place, I wouldnt recommend anyone to go. There is an entrance fee of $3000 Kyat and I dont get to see the tooth relic. Firstly the tooth relic is at the centre of the Pagoda but you are not able....  more »
  • About 30 minutes outside of the city centre in a taxi - and well-worth the trip. It's a good one and in a really lovely location... 
    About 30 minutes outside of the city centre in a taxi - and well-worth the trip. It's a good one and in a really lovely location...  more »
  • The 36 bus route from the centre of town passes numerous pagodas on its way out towards the airport. A fare of 200 kyat will take you from the centre to the edge of town near the airport. The Swe Taw....  more
    The 36 bus route from the centre of town passes numerous pagodas on its way out towards the airport. A fare of 200 kyat will take you from the centre to the edge of town near the airport. The Swe Taw....  more »
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  • Worth the visit! It's very calm in the morning, not too many people around. Inside there's the tooth relic, but no description of what you're looking at, so I didn't even know there was a sacred tooth. The intricate details on windows and doors are just super nice. The road to the pagoda is also very beautiful, lined by trees and you pass by a small lake. The official entry fee for foreigners is 3000 MMK
  • Swe Taw Myat Pagoda or ” Buddha Tooth Relic Pagoda ” is one of the most sacred worship in Yangon. A lot of travelers when traveling Myanmar have selected Swe Taw Myat Pagoda is the first destination. This temple is not very large but really nice with beautiful architecture. Unlike most relics of the Buddha, the Buddha’s relics at Swe Taw Myat are so well displayed that public can admire. The Swe Taw Myat Pagoda is located on a small hill called Dhammapala in the town of Mayangone, south of Yangon Airport. The main entrance is exquisitely decorated and located on Sware Taw Myat road. The easiest way to get there is by taxi, at a cost of about 5,000 Kyat from downtown Yangon. The Swe Taw Myat Pagoda was built to house and worship the sacred relics of the Buddha, believed to be a relic of Gautama Buddha who died 2,500 years ago. Along with the relics of Buddha’s tooth, which came from the original two ivories, all these artifacts are still preserved today. Sweat Taw Myat Pagoda was constructed with unique architecture. It is a large white building decorated with gold motifs, according to the ancient Ananda temple in Bagan, built in the late 11th century. Sweat Taw Myat Pagoda is a pagoda with four entrances in four symmetrical directions. The stairs to each entrance are surrounded by a pair of white and yellow Chinthe – a lion-like mythical creature – in Burma this is a mascot that people believe it is born to protect temples and pagodas. There are stalls inside the pagoda where worshipers can buy flowers, incense and other offerings. In the center of the great hall, the roof of the pagoda is composed of many small roofs piled up in the middle, with various large painted gold columns arranged harmoniously looks like a formal umbrella. Many details of this pagoda are decorated intricately. In the middle of Sweat Taw Myat Pagoda, the ivory burial site is stored in a small cylindrical glass box, placed on a cylindrical, multi-storey tall pedestal. The top has a towering roof with many small jade Buddha statues around. The people of Burma come here often carrying gold leaves to lap the statue of Buddha for blessing. Tourists should note that you have to leave your shoes outside before entering the pagoda.
  • This place is not too crowded; peaceful and cool inside. It's not too hot like other temples. So I just stopped by for a while to make a homage, pray and do meditation.
  • This Pegoda is bit far from the central yangon, it's quite near the airport. But it's worth seeing. I would suggest best time to go is in the evening when you can see the day light and well as the dawn from the Pegoda. The lighting inside the Pegoda is mesmerizing. It is said Buddha's tooth is placed here. I loved it I hope you guys will as well
  • Beautiful temple. You can immediately feel a humble peace flowing in to you as you walk up the stairs. Do take your shoes off before going up the stairs. It is said place in the middle of temple is a relic from Buddha. Great place to do meditation or simply to enjoy a moment of inner peace.

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