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.
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.
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