Botahtaung Pagoda

Botahtaung Pagoda is a famous pagoda located in downtown Yangon, Myanmar, near the Yangon river. The pagoda was first built by the Mon around the same time as was Shwedagon Pagoda—according to local belief, over 2500 years ago, and was known as Kyaik-de-att in Mon language. The pagoda is hollow within, and houses what is believed to be a sacred hair of Gautama Buddha.


The Botataung Pagoda was completely destroyed during World War II, and was rebuilt after the war.

The Botahtaung Pagoda is a favorite among visitors because of its hollow interior allowing visitors to walk inside the pagoda. There are glass containers showcasing artifacts and relics that were rescued from the site of the previous pagoda in the mirrored-maze like walk- way inside.