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Address: Botahtaung Pagoda Road | Botahtaung Jetty, Yangon (Rangoon) MMR013017, Myanmar
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First sacred hair relic pagoda

This is a beautiful place and if you come to Yangon, you should visit. But avoid mid day time to avoid burning sun For foreigner they charge 6000 Kyats

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Sudesh I
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful place and if you come to Yangon, you should visit. But avoid mid day time to avoid burning sun For foreigner they charge 6000 Kyats

Thank Sudesh I
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed April 19, 2017

This too is a very large temple and always crowed with locals. It was told that Lord Gauthama Buddha's "Dathu" was placed here. Entrance fee I suppose kyat 6,000.00. You are supposed to cover your self properly and also there is a security check for all visitors before they enter into the shrine room. Some people were meditating inside. This... More 

Thank Nilmini D
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Reviewed April 19, 2017

You should read the interesting history before you visit. This is a reconstruction as it was totally destroyed in WWII and is unusual in that you walk inside the stupa. First though you have to go through airport style security including having your photo taken and embedded into your ticket, 6000 kyats. Impossible to see the actual hair relic container... More 

Thank Veronica014
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed April 17, 2017

Learn the different days of the week in the Theravada system. Learn which direction to walk and why. You can participate in the rituals. Some notes. There are steps.

Thank Ana R
Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

The temple has a long history since the Lord Buddha still alive (2600+ years old). The port that welcomed the Lord's Buddha hair, which travelling with two merchant, by an army of 1000 soldiers. Before the Lord's hair had been placed inside the Shwedagon Pagoda. For history is all good, but please bare with the dirtiness of the place. You... More 

Thank Shanti S
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Reviewed April 11, 2017

You are greeted at the Pagoda with shops queued up both the sides of the path with shops selling Buddha statues, flowers, beads, books and many more religious wares. This beautiful pagoda has several buddhas as different forms of the Lord.. Donot miss the all green Jade buddha

Thank Sanchita S
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Reviewed April 7, 2017 via mobile

Nat Bo Bo Gyi or thep than jai is very famous in Thai people!!! It is believed that you can be success in everything when you bless from him. Many people are fullfilled in wishes and back to respect him. Another important point is whisper angel that you have to whisper desired thing with her.

Thank Nam N
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Reviewed March 21, 2017

Security was strict here and we had to have our photos taken before we were allowed inside. All in all the place was decidedly delapidated although it was rebuilt after the war. A few strands of Buddha's hair are kept here but are not visable, one follows the worshippers who stand in front of a shrine and from this one... More 

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Reviewed March 20, 2017

It located in downtown of Yangon.The pagoda hollow within and it is also interesting pagoda.It has been re-built after WW II. For the first visitor, it useful to get a historical context of Myanmar.It seems more attracting local devotees than foreign visitor.

Thank Diamond Voyage T
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Reviewed March 17, 2017 via mobile

It's the Buddha hair relic that is interesting and some pretty nice artifacts ad well. Place is not big but it's worth a visit.

Thank Tim L

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