Yangon

Destination Yangon – Yangon sightseeing

SHWEDAGON PAGODA

One of the wonders of the world, the Shwedagon Pagoda is believed to be earliest Pagoda of Gautama Buddha Era. It has been built on the Singottara Hill more than 2500 years ago. The Pagodas was renovated many times over the centuries by various Myanmar Kings.
It is not only just one main stupa but also a complex of many stupax. All around the principal stupa is a cluster of smaller stupas, temples, shrines, prayer halls, pavilions, religious images and statues. Lengthy staircases lined with stalls selling religious articles, Silver wares, Souvenirs, Lacquer-wares,handicrafts, flowers, ceremonial umbrellas, and etc.
The best time to visit Shwedagon Pagoda is at sunset when the gilded stupa is bathed in the fading rays of the Sun takes on a magical glow.
A visit to Myanmar is incomplete without a visit to the Shwedagon Pagoda.

Kaba Aye Pagoda

The name "Kaba Aye" in Myanmar means "World Peace" to which this pagoda is dedicated-. Built in 1952, this pagoda in significant for the Sixth World Buddhist Synod which was held in its large precinct in 1954. The Buddhist Art Museum, Maha Pasaha Cave, newly built Wizaya Mingala Dhammathabin Hall and the State Sangria University (Yangon) are also located in the same precinct. The World Buddhist Summit was held at the Maha Pasana Cave near the Pagoda in 2006.

Chauk Htat Kyee Reclining Buddha Statue

Located on Shwegondaing Road, this colossal (70 metres long ) Reclining Buddha Statue is one of the largest images in Myanmar. The original image was built in 1907. But it has suffered damage due to climate over the years. In 1957, it was demolished and rebuilt to this structure in 1966.

Mei Lamu Pagoda

A wonder land of spired pagodas and sculptured figures located in North Okkalapa, a satellite town about 20 minutes drive from the city centre. Mei Lamu Pagoda in famous for the giant images depicting Buddha's earlier lives.

Maha Vijaya Temple

The Maha Vijaya Temple is situated adjacent to the Shwedagon Pagoda. The symbolic memorial of the First Successful Congregation of the Sangria of All Orders held in 1980, this elegant Maha Vijaya Temple is a unique blend of traditional pattern and the modern styles. The sanctuary contains the finely wrought Buddha image and the reliquary donated by the King and Queen of Nepal.

Botahtaung Pagoda

"Bo" means "Military Leader" and "Tahtaung" means" one thousand", the "Botahtaung" Pagoda was named after the thousand military leaders who (escorted relics of "Buddha" brought from India over 2,000 years ago. Its hollow inside can walk through and a sort of mirrored maze inside the pagoda with glass showcases containing many of the ancient relics and artifacts which were sealed inside the earlier pagoda. Above this interesting interior, the golden pagoda spire rises to 40 metres (132 feet).

Buddha's Replica tooth relic pagoda (Yangon)

"Gautama" Lord Buddha's Sacred Tooth Relic was conveyed to Union of Myanmar from People's Republic of China for the Second time on 20th. April, 1994 under the programme of friendly cooperation between the two countries and kept for 45 days for Myanmar public homage. Buddha's Tooth Relic from China was kept together with two Replica Tooth Relics of Myanmar.
Of the two, one Sacred Replica Tooth Relic was enshrined in the Buddha's Replica Tooth Relic Pagoda (Yangon) on Dhammapala Hill in Mayangon Township. The pagoda was being built with cash donations contributed by the people of Myanmar and Buddhist
donors of entire world under the supervision of the Myanmar government.
The Myanmar government authorities and donors hoisted Buddha's Replica Tooth Relic Pagoda of Yangon's Shwe Htidaw (sacred golden umbrella), Hngetmyatnadaw (sacred bird perch vane) and Seinphyudaw (sacred diamond but) on 24th, November,
1996.

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