Botataung Pagoda, Yangon

Currently 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
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About Botataung Pagoda, Yangon

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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Things to Know Before Visiting Botataung Pagoda

  • 95% of people who visit Yangon include Botataung Pagoda in their plan

  • 30.39% of people start their Botataung Pagoda visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Botataung Pagoda

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

93.82% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Botataung Pagoda

People normally club together Saint Mary's Cathedral and Yangon Circular Train while planning their visit to Botataung Pagoda.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Botataung Pagoda, Yangon Reviews

  • 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 famous place for Myanmar and Thai people. Where Thai people really like to visit and praying to make a wish. Some staffs can speak Thai.

  • Not as polished as Shwedagon but a more authentic local experience. Chaotic, noisy and dirty. The walk through the labyrinth inside the pagoda is not to be missed. The hall of mirrors to the north of the pagoda is worth seeing also. Spend some time soaking up the atmosphere outside the temple also.

  • Nice experience in that Botahtaung had a nice pagoda atmosphere for the tourist combined with an active crowd of the faithful. Much better experience than Sule. Ropes guide visitors through the central complex which supposedly holds a hair of the Buddha. Undergoing construction where you can see them building a sizeable stupa, pools and other things for the site. And yeah, I was a little nervous about leaving my very shoes in an unguarded place.

  • One of the most famous historic pagoda in Myanmar with great ancient architecture can be seen. Shine in day and bright in night as different nice views. A good place to develop concentration, esp in early morning and at night, basing on pure morality. This is also a nice place to focus on the recollection of The Buddha such as total free from defilements and teaching pupils to free from defilements, to get powerful concentration. After homage to The Buddha, we can do walking exercise near the pagoda along the river bank.

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