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Review of Botahtaung Pagoda

Botahtaung Pagoda
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Reviewed April 5, 2013

My husband and I took an evening walk along the Strand and up to Botatoung Pagoda. Was interesting to see, but the surrounding area and a freight train making its way to the docks were of more interest to us.

Thank Smith S
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Reviewed March 30, 2013

The stupa has a maze-like walkway lined with glass showcases that displays many ancient relics and artifacts. Interesting sight.

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Reviewed March 26, 2013

First visit the main, gilded, stupa/zedi/pagoda, which has a beautiful patterned and gilded interior leading to a central shrine which contans an alleged hair of the Buddha. Then walk over to the temple of the Royal Palace Bronze Buddha, which was taken to London and exhibited at the V&A Museum on the British annexation in 1886, and returned to Burma in 1951, after independence. A very beautiful statue. Next walk across the bridge over the adjacent ponds; the ponds themselves are quite murky, but they contain dozens and dozens of terrapins, most around a foot across, but just occasionally you get glimpses of real monsters, maybe three feet across. There are also some enormous catfish. If you want to improve your karma you can buy a small catfish to "release" into the pond, although I suspect that most of such released catfish may well end up as snacks for the terrapins!

Thank Samthetax
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

I actually liked this pagoda more than the others in Yangon because it had a lot more character. The 3 dollar entrance fee for foreigners was just par for the course in Burma but I thought I got my money's worth on this one. The highlights for me were the turtle pond, amazing photo opportunities as monks ask for alms against a brilliant golden background, an area to throw money into bowls to make wishes (Burma has no coins so you can buy folded money from a lady next to it). I wouldn't put much stock in Buddah's hair relic, it was crowded and not that cool, but the rest of the temple was really neato!!!

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Reviewed March 11, 2013

This is the only Stupa you can go inside and well worth a look it is...

The walls were lined with intricately carved / molded gold. Totally overwhelming...

Not much else to see here though.

Thank Daniel H
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