Botahtaung Pagoda

Located in downtown Yangon, Myanmar, near Yangon River, Botahtaung Pagoda was first built by the Mon around the same time as Shwedagon Pagoda. The pagoda has the original name of Kyanik-de-att which was a Mon name or Sandaw Shin as it is said to be the first pagoda to be enshrined with the sacred hair of the Lord Buddha. The current name Botataung was named after the thousand military leaders who escorted relics of the Buddha brought from India over two thousands ago. The meaning of “Bo” is “leader” and “Tahtaung” is “a thousand.”


9 Days Highlight of Myanmar tour
Burma is the largest country in mainland SE Asia, its roads are poor and the government prohibits driving in many areas, so internal flights are necessary to make any headway on th...
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