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Botahtaung Pagoda

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Address: Botahtaung Pagoda Road | Botahtaung Jetty, Yangon (Rangoon) MMR013017, Myanmar
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This was surprise for me - low expectations quickly exceeded. This smallish temple is the object of intense devotion to the local populace. Small advance prep or a good guide to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Singapore is a highly urbanized international City. She is at the cross road where East and West civilizations meet. A melting pot of multi racial, multi cultural society where people from all corners of the globe converged to live, work and play. Besides its many tourist attractions, such as casino, a world class Zoo and Bird Park and an equally... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was surprise for me - low expectations quickly exceeded. This smallish temple is the object of intense devotion to the local populace. Small advance prep or a good guide to really understand this.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Most people will say this is not as majestic as the Shwedagon. While this is true, it does not mean there is nothing to see in Botahtaung. You will join a short queue to see the Buddha's relic, which frankly I could not see anything from that distance. Thereafter you walk through this walkway that is lined with golden walls... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Botahtaung pagoda is not really a tourist attraction. If you go you will see why. It's very much a temple for Buddhists. I went at noon in February and it was hot. I recommend going at a different time. The cost of admission is high enough that I am sure I recommend going. The reason is the many statues and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This 40 meter tall golden pagoda is said to have enshrined a sacred hair relic of the buddha and was believed to be built by the Mon people about 2500 years ago. However during the second World War the pagoda was destroyed during an airforce bombing mission aimed at the nearby docks. Rebuilding started in 1948 following the original design.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am always reminded of the saying that travel broadens the mind. Seeing temples like these and the people who live, worship grow up and worship in them makes you realise that they have the right to believe in their own gods and choose their own truth. It was incredible to witness. This is one of my favourite places in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Situated near the river it was a 30 minute walk from the Shangri-la. The path through the center with the gilded walls was very interesting. The artifacts are behind glass and metal screens and are hard to se at times. Bronze Buddha also nice. We missed the turtles, but seem to be popular as there was a long line to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked to this pagoda from our hotel because we wanted to see where Buddha's Tooth was kept. Foreigners have their own entrance and are charged 6000 kyats per person to enter. The contrast between where Buddha's tooth is kept in Singapore and this one could not have been greater. Buddhas tooth here is kept in a glass case in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everything is golden inside. Powerful aircon. Small area but interesting. Buddha's strand of hair. We can't see it but we saw a chunk of wig hair inside the locked up area on the floor, I think it shouldn't have been there. Anyway it was quite interesting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

That's saying a lot because there's a lot of Buddha statues in Yangon and Myanmar! This huge, gold statue was so beautiful it made me tearful. Stumbled upon it on the way to the big pagoda on the hill - nearly didn't stop in. Please take the time to see this. Buddha is behind glass so pics show some reflection... More 

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