Nga Htat Gyi Pagoda

Nga Htat Gyi Pagoda, Yangon (Rangoon)

Nga Htat Gyi Pagoda
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CanisHan
Seoul, South Korea21,579 contributions
CY ( 19.11.20 )
This Pagoda was beautiful with Myanmar's Statue of Buddha and sculpture. There had various statue and arts. Many people prayed with pious attitudes, and the atmosphere was very good. Except main Statue of Buddha, many beautiful arts was in it. There was very good place to know Myanmar's Buddhism.
Written November 25, 2019
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Chris G
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar6 contributions
Couples
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. This has happened to both me and my friends on 3 separate occasions (The first time was 3 years ago! The other 2 were in the last 6 months.) where we were at this temple at different times. (We all work here.)

Out of the 3 stories, we heard 2 offers; to see a children's orphanage that's connected to the monastery, with many of their kids in the hospital; or another Buddha statue ('1500 years old, from the Himalayas!')... who knows how many other stories they have...

They don't say this explicitly, but wherever they plan on taking you, it's outside the temple grounds in/through a poor neighborhood. They won't tell you how far it is so as not to dissuade you from going. I've seen this neighborhood, and I wouldn't feel comfortable being guided through it by a stranger.

If you accept their generous offer, they will proceed to play the part of tour guide as you walk, but in time they will mention either an eye surgery that the old man will soon go to the hospital for (the first and third encounter), or say that he is actually about to go to the hospital/pharmacy to buy things that the children need.

To sell you on the 'donation,' they say "...for your kindness," or, "If you are kind..."

3 times is beyond coincidence, so I thought it prudent to post here. Hope this helps.
Written March 29, 2015
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Surzen
London, UK170 contributions
Solo
This pagoda, not well known and not even mentioned on guide books is really great, the huge seated Buddha (from 1901) in white is great, no tourists here, few locals and people is friendly and explain to you whats happening, even if their English is not perfect...

The pagoda is approx 5 to 10 mins walk from the 70 metres long reclining Buddha, so if you visit this you should try to find Nga Htat Gyi as well; locals could not point me here, as they do not understood what I wanted so I simply followed monks, amd outside the reclining Buddha pagoda there is few coming and going from Nga Htat Gyi...so I got there eventually!

There is an entrance fee of $2 or Ks2,000 in order to make improvements to the Pagoda, and you can see that some works are taking place already, so visit this - is worth it!
Written February 27, 2013
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Sandy W
Vancouver, Canada1,296 contributions
Couples
We walked to this pagoda from the Bogyoke Aun Sang Museum. Shoes and socks are not allowed as with other pagodas in the city. Towering statue of Buddha. Very few visitors here. Quiet, calm and peaceful. No fee. If you like this review and/or the photos, please consider giving me a Like. Please also see my reviews of other sites in Yangon, as well as in Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Vientiane, as well as cities in Spain, Portugal, South America, Australia and New Zealand.
Written October 30, 2019
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ljk
Singapore, Singapore80 contributions
Couples
Not as touristy and less crowded. The crowned Buddha statue is very beautiful.

Especially if you are Asian, read this! If someone approached you and tell you he has a 91-year old uncle who is a monk in the nearby Chauk-htat-gyi temple, be careful. Long story short, the guy will teach you how to pour water over the Buddha statue and offers to bring you to Chauk-htat-gyi temple and then will lead you to visit his uncle monk. Whether the monk is really his uncle is not known but after the monk gave his blessings via chanting, the guy will give you some Buddhist rosary beads or threaded bands and asked for a donation.

I don't know if the guy is really a scam but just be careful. On hindsight, just decline to engage in long conversations with anyone in monasteries. It is extremely sad to see these kind of activities going on in Burmese monasteries. Buddhists should live by the Buddha's way of life and adopt a honest livelihood.

Other than that, please enjoy the beauty of the Buddha statue in this monastery. It is definitely worth a visit!
Written December 15, 2017
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SOH KIEN PENG
Singapore, Singapore6,369 contributions
Solo
Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda is renowned for the gigantic sleeping Buddha with feet inscriptions and Nga Htat Gyi Pagoda impressed me with the enormity of a great seated image of the Buddha. I walked across the road from Chauk Htat Gyi and about few meters from the main road is this pagoda located on a slope. The temple lies within a local village unlike Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda which stands isolated near the main road.

I took the circular train from Pyay Station at Bogyoke Aung San Market and alighted at Myittar Nyunt railway station. I asked around and found my way to Thaman Bayan Road leading to East Shwe Gon Taing Street. It took me about 40 mins to walk to both temples. On my return trip, I visited the Ocean Supercentre hypermart at the road junction leading to the railway station to have my dinner. It was a good exploration walk.

There was some minor renovation work on the roof going on at the Pagoda when I visited the place. The noise from the renovation work interfered with the chanting by a group of devotees at the hall. The Buddha statue was magnificent with a stream of light coming in from the roof window brightening up the face.

You can walk around the temple but the main attraction is still the enormous Buddha statue. I replenished my water in my bottle from the water cylinder at one corner of the temple.

I had visited many pagodas in Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake and Yangon but the Buddha statues at Nga Htat Gyi Pagoda is uniquely different from the rest. I spent about half an hour in this temple.

It is interesting to visit and have a look. Chauk Htat Gyi is a 6 m long reclining Buddha statue while Nga Htat Gyi is a 14m tall enormous seated Buddha statue. You kill two birds with one stone.
Written March 8, 2017
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nilintentum_reliquit
Melbourne, Australia2,495 contributions
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.
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Written November 8, 2014
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Jeff206
Samut Prakan, Thailand531 contributions
Solo
This pagoda and Buddha image is actually quite easy to find. If one visits the Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda, the Ngar Htat Gyi Pagoda is right across the street! (and also on Shwe Gon Daing Rd).
It's here that you'll see a unique element incorporated into this Buddha image. He has what are called "magites" (or armor like objects) protruding from his head, shoulders and arms.
The site also has this really cool Buddha painting which begins as a whole procession of his disciples in a line. Then at one point the line from the painting turns into real statues of the disciples and then with Buddha in the front of the procession. A very cool creation though.

The temple also had a number of different display scenes depicting Buddha and was worth a look too.
Written December 7, 2011
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Puncharat
Thailand8 contributions
Solo
This Buddha made me speechless as I had no expectation before I entered to this temple. The Buddha itself was really stunning! And, no entrance fee! :)
Written May 3, 2016
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wess
Islamabad, Pakistan98 contributions
Solo
It was better than all Pagodas I visited this day, even Shwedegon. Wasn't too rushy and it was quieter too.
Written January 28, 2015
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