YANGON: Giant Sitting Buddha Pagoda

Hi folks! Sorry I have been super busy lately! Today I wanna share with you some photos of Nga Htat Gyi Pagoda in Yangon which has a giant sitting Buddha. Unlike the pagoda with the Reclining Buddha you need to pay to get in. It’s looking a bit gloomy but the carvings are breath-taking. I was also impressed to find out how old they are.

You need to take off your shoes and socks before going inside. Old images of the pagoda…

Nga Htat Gyi, also known as the “five-storey Buddha” is located across the Chauk Htat Gyi Buddha Image. A huge seated Buddha image is housed in a pavilion of iron structure with a five-tiered CGI roof of Ashay Tawya Monastery. Hence Nga-Htat-Gyi Pagoda means the pagoda with five-layered roof. 

The original Nga Htat Kyi Buddha Image was donated by Prince Minyedeippa in 1558. The original image of the Buddha was a seated image of 20.5 feet. It was relocated here when a great image having a height of 45.5 feet on a pedestal 30 feet (9.1m) high and 46 feet (13.9m) wide was erected on this piece of high ground in 1900.

Hope you liked my photos!

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