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Nga Htat Gyi Pagoda

Address: Shwe Gon Taing St., Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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Islamabad, Pakistan
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

It was better than all Pagodas I visited this day, even Shwedegon. Wasn't too rushy and it was quieter too.

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Mumbai Indian
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33 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The Buddha here is really imposing. the most important is brief history of Budda from his birth is painted on the wall very graphically. Also there is huge serpent sculpture. Very good area to sit/ kneel and pray in this pagoda. The enter ace is through about 200 steps or so. Place to visit.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

An impressive seated Buddha ( called five storied Buddha) of the sixteenth century lies in a huge hall with outstanding background teak wood decoration. Paintings on the walls, glass windows and raised ceiling adds to the effect.Must visit.The intricate golden coloured crown and robe creates an aura like effect.

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Los Angeles
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72 reviews 72 reviews
26 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The Buddha image is rather impressive. In fact, I would say it is far more impressive than the large reclining Buddha next door at Chauk Htat Gyi. It seems better crafted and just captivates you more. Maybe the expression on the Buddha's face is more welcoming. Because I find the one at Chauk Htat Gyi a bit aloof and not... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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382 reviews 382 reviews
287 attraction reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The temples in Myanmar are so very amazing & so large & well maintained, Its very difficult to express in words how magnificient they are,My advice see as many if possible.The people are so very pious & very charming. The greatest aspect is that none of the temples have any beggars inside or around the place.

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Phuket Town, Thailand
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17 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Just a five minute walk from chauk htat gyi (reclining buddha) that is across the road, this is a worthy visit. When you arrive at the main entrance where you place your footwear on shelves, look up and read the moralistic writings in english and accompanying paintings. I loved the magical feel of reflective glass tiles on the side pillars... More 

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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Beautiful Buddha image - I go here often when I am in Yangon - it is my favourite place to sit and contemplate and just BE.

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Melbourne, Australia
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432 helpful votes 432 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This is an impressive monument just from the shear size. $2 taxi from downtown. Free to enter with a donation. Worth a look if you have time and easy to tack on to Schwedagon visit. Also go see Chaukhtatgyi across the road and stop at Kandawgyi lake on the way back if you fancy a trouble free stroll. Thanks for... More 

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Derby, England
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229 helpful votes 229 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

the wooden fret work around this Buddha is very good and the huge seated Buddha is impressive, hardly any other tourists no charge but small donation requested worth a look

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Pasadena, California
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152 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

2.13.2014 -- the main highlight in Nga Htat Gyi Pagoda is this imposing, beautiful 65 ft. seated buddha. It has down-cast eyes and the most tranquil and peaceful expression. Strangely, just gazing at the Buddha calmed my spirits and nerves. It was humbling and good for the soul. Magical!

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