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Address: Shwe Gon Taing St., Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar

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Majestic Image of Lord Buddha

Although the building is not as grand a Botahtaung Paya or Shwe Dagon Zedi Daw, its 30 feet tall Buddha seated on a pedestal lords over the entire temple.....the hugeness of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Although the building is not as grand a Botahtaung Paya or Shwe Dagon Zedi Daw, its 30 feet tall Buddha seated on a pedestal lords over the entire temple.....the hugeness of the image was for me a humbling experience

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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The Buddha statue is great, but I'm writing to warn everyone about 2 characters that like to approach foreigners and lie to them for money. At this temple, either an attractive young man, an old man with glasses ( the young man's "uncle"), or both of them will approach you and offer to show you something outside the temple grounds.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Maybe because I went and visited the Nga Htat Gyi and Chauk Htat Gyi Payas before I went to the Shwedagon Pagoda, I found them delightful! This is a really tall Buddha statue in a seated position. Although he has an very calm and peaceful expression on his face, the Buddha is actually wearing a gold robe shaped like an... More 

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Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

How cool is that!? This Buddha is unlike most in the country due to the flaming armor. It is likely that you will see many other reclining Buddhas while in the country so it's definitely worth the short visit here. It is easily walkable from Chaukhtatgyi Paya, and if you want directions I just typed them out in my review... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Nga Htata Gyi pagoda is very unique having a huge peaceful seated buddha image adorned with a beautiful golden armour. Our rental car could go all the way up to the entrance of the pagoda. No entrance fee. It was close to lunch time and very few people around. It was very calm and peaceful atmosphere inside. Check out the... More 

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Islamabad, Pakistan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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