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“Graceful place to visit in the evening and enjoy the river view”
Review of Botahtaung Pagoda

Botahtaung Pagoda
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Reviewed 19 April 2014

This pagoda is not look like much spectacular like Shwe Dagon. But for it's own history and story is also interested for people who are into the local religious, spiritual and cultural believes. There you can still pilgrimage the Buddha Hair Relic.
Botahtaung Jetty is just next to the Pagoda and it is a nice place to take a stroll or looking the local life style of people. There are some river cruisers leaving for sunset for tourists and local private party.

Thank BurmaGirl77
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Reviewed 6 April 2014

Outside the temple doesn't look most spectacular, but early morning when people come to offer, worship that is very nice to see.
Inside is the 'hair relic' and it was nice to look inside. However, it can be timeconsuming because it is very narrow.
We were lucky as also two kids took part in a ceremony with there families.
Outside a lot is going on too. So, not so much the temple but the social activities did it for us.

Note: The pagoda is now covered with a layer of mats for restauration, fee is 3 dollar now including camera.

Thank Gerard M
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Reviewed 1 April 2014

This was the first sight I visited in Yangon and it created a brilliant first impression. The cost to enter is $3.50 which can be paid in dollars or local currency. There is a booth just to the side of the sight for tourist where you pay and can also leave your shoes. Botatoung Pagoda contains hairs of the Buddha, It is worth having some small change in local currency with you to make an offering. I happily wondered around on my own taking in the sight. I found it very good value for money and very beautiful.

Thank Becky C
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Reviewed 1 April 2014

A very interesting pagoda has the hair of Buddha as the main attraction. Most other pagodas have the relics buried in the pagoda, here a strand of Buddha's hair was on view, you really cannot see the hair but then it is difficult to see a single strand of your own hair if kept 30 feet away. What is interesting other than the hair relic at the Botatoung Pagoda are the walls and ceiling made from gold leading to the inner chambers.

Take a walk around the pagoda complex to see the guardian of the pagoda plus fish ponds having tortoise and fish.

Thank SunnyKochhar
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Reviewed 26 March 2014

This gilded pagoda is close to the Yangon River and is a popular spot for Buddhists to visit. One is only able to spend a few moments looking a where the relic is kept but a walk around the temple grounds is interesting although hot on bare feet.

Thank Graeme L
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