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Bagan

The Ancient city of Bagan is home to thousands of unique temples stretched across an attractive plain. Well and truly established on the tourist trail in Myanmar, the towns around the temples can sometimes feel a little overrun with the usual tourist trappings, but once out onto the plains and exploring the temples for yourself, you will often find a […]

Bago

Bago is a great detour for a small day trip if time in Yangon allows. This is less touristy than other locations and it is home to two more large Reclining Buddha statues. The outdoor Buddha is free of flashing “Christmas” lights and viewing fees. Aside from the reclining statues, one can visit some of the less explored but beautiful […]

Botahtaung Pagoda

This pagoda is located just off of Strand road next to the Yangon River and very near the Vintage Luxury Yacht Hotel. ‘Bo’ means “Military Leader” and “Tahtaung” means “one thousand”. The “Botahtaung” Pagoda was named after the thousand military leaders who escorted relics of the ‘Buddha’ brought from India over 2,000 years ago. It is possible to walk through […]

Buddha’s Replica Tooth Relic Pagoda

One Sacred Replica Tooth Relic was enshrined in the Buddha’s Replica Tooth Relic Pagoda on Dhammapala Hill in Mayangon Township. The pagoda was built with cash donations from the people of Myanmar and Buddhist donors around the world.

Chauk Htat Kyi

Chauk Htat Kyi is located on Shwegondaing Road. This colossal (70 meters long) Reclining Buddha statue is one of the largest images in Burma. The original image was built in 1907, but it suffered damage due to the damp climate over the years. In 1957, it was demolished and the current structure was rebuilt in 1966.  

Kaba Aye Pagodoa

The name “Kaba Aye” in Burmese means “World Peace” to which this pagoda is dedicated. Built in 1952, this pagoda is significant for the Sixth World Buddhist Synod, which was held in its large precinct in 1954. The Buddhist Art Museum, Maha Pasana Cave and newly built Wizaya Mingala Dhammathabin Hall are also located in the same precinct.

Mandalay Hill

Rising over 200 meters above the city, this landmark is scattered with pagodas. There’s an elevator to the top but it’s considered an act of merit to climb via one of the four covered staircases. At the summit, you’ll find the Su Taung Pyae (translated as “Wish Fulfilling”) Pagoda as well as gorgeous views of the city.

Sule Pagoda

Sule Pagoda is situated right in the center of Yangon. The Sule Pagoda is said to be over 2,000 years old and to enshrine a hair of Buddha. Its ‘Mon’ name ‘Kyaik Athok’ translates as “the pagoda where a Sacred Hair Relic is enshrined.” The pagoda is unusual in that its octagonal shape continues right up to the bell and […]