Botahtaung Pagoda

The Botahtaung Pagoda is located on the Botahtaung Paya Road which was named after the Pagoda. It is situated beside the Yangon River and it overlooked the pleasant water front of the river. The Pagoda was built almost in the same time as Shwedagon Pagoda over 2500 years ago.

The Botataung Pagoda was named after the thousand military leaders who guarded first hair relics of the Buddha brought from India over two thousand years ago. The meaning of Bo is "leader" and tahtaung is "a thousand".

The Botataung Pagoda is hollow inside and you can walk through it. It's a sort of mirrored maze inside the pagoda with glass show-cases containing many of the ancient relics and artifacts which were sealed inside the pagoda. Above this interesting interior, the golden pagoda spire rises to 40 metres (132 feet).

Botahtaung Pagoda is 7.0 Km far from Pyay Garden Residence and it takes about 17 minute – drive to get there from the Residence.