Botataung PagodaCurrently Open [Closes at 08:00 pm]
- Address: Strand Rd, Yangon MMR013017, Myanmar (Burma)
- Timings: 06:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
- Phone: +95-9971625813
- Ticket Price: 3649 MMK
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids
Botataung Pagoda - Review
Situated in the downtown beside the Yangon River, the Botataung Pagoda is a beautiful pagoda that inspires awe and reverence. This pagoda was interestingly named after the thousand military leaders who escorted the relics of the Buddha brought from India over two thousand years ago. This pagoda is different in the sense that it hollow from inside and you can actually walk through it. There is also a mirrored maze inside embellished with glass show cases that hold ancient relics as well as artefacts. Its spire is of 40 metres height lending a beautiful sight to this pagoda.
Botataung Pagoda Information
- Follow the rituals while entering the temple.
How To reach Botataung Pagoda by Public Transport
- By Bus station: Botahtaung
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95% of people who visit Yangon include Botataung Pagoda in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
31.67% of people start their Botataung Pagoda visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Botataung Pagoda
94.13% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Botataung Pagoda
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Botataung Pagoda, Yangon Reviews
Serene and calm, and yet full of people. As it happens, one of the oldest historical places. Foreigners have to pay 6T MMK, though
When I revisit this pagoda on April 2018, it was under renovation and could not enter all area inside pagoda. Administration fee for foreigners is K6,000. I am happy to donate for good renovation and expect renewal to be appears soon.
Botataung pagoda : Buddha paid a venerated visit to Thaton in response to the humble request of Ashin Ga Wun Pati. Buddha arrived at Thaton together with 500 arahats and gave sermon for seven days. At the end of the sermon the Buddha gave one strand of sacred hair relic each to the hermit, the rich men and the ogre brothers. After that he gave two strands of sacred hair relics to the king of Thaton. The king wished to enshrine one sacred relic at the Botataung Pagoda and ordered the chief minister to take the responsibility to renovate the old Pagoda and enshrine one sacred hair relic inside the Pagoda. எங்களது தம்பி காளியப்பன் என்னையையும் எனது அண்ணனையும் 12.11.2016 அன்று காலை மணி 11.30க்கு இந்தக் கோயிலுக்கு அழைத்துச் சென்றார். புத்தரது புனிதமான முடியை ஒரு தங்கப் பேழையில் வைத்து வழிபட்டு வருகின்றனர்.
Amazing, even though this place was under renovation while I visited but I feel that how important of this pagoda to Myanmar people. Have a lot of people came here for praying and pay the respect to the Buddha ‘s hair that keep inside the pagoda. You allowed to came inside the pagoda too, the wall made from gold plate . You’ll see people praying here because this place make you feel closely to the Buddha . Outside the Pagoda have Golden Buddha statue in the Main hall on the right , this statue used to be in the Mandalay Palace . And in the small hall on the left is Nat Bo Bo Gyi ( the guardian spirit) that I saw people come for praying for a wish they believe that the spirit will make a wish come true.
The stupa was getting a new coating of gold, so was wrapped in ... something. That made it all look a little less spectacular. But you could still go inside and see the golden walls and all. That was a nice experience, since not a lot of these stupas are open for visitors. There are many other temples and shrines on the compound, so you can easily fill some time wandering around there. After sunset all the gold gets lit up and shiny, which makes for some nice pics
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