Koehtatgyi Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar

KOE HTAT GYI PAGODA

Easy to overlook near the Shwedagon Pagoda is the massive and imposing Koe Htat Gyi Pagoda

To read about my visit to Koe Htat Gyi Pagoda, visit the blog here: Fast Times at Koe Htat Gyi

For all the high-resolution photos from Koe Htat Gyi Pagoda: Click Here

Entrance Fee: $2 USD for foreigners while locals can enter freely

Visiting Hours: The cave opens daily from around 6:00am until around 8:00pm

Location: The pagoda is located on Bagaya Street in Sanchaung Township in Yangon, about 1km northwest of People’s Park and Shwedagon Pagoda

KOEHTATGYI PAGODA

Located near the world-renowned Shwedagon Pagoda on Bargayar Road in the Sanchaung Township of Yangon, the bright and cheerful Koe Htat Gyi  (Koehtatgyi Paya) boasts a huge Buddha Image known locally as the nine-story (or -tiered due to the CGI sheet roof) pagoda or the Atula Dipatti Maha Muni Thetkya Image. The gigantic Buddha image was built in 1905 on the 14 acres of the Bargayar Monastery. The Image stands 72-feet tall and is surrounded by many smaller Buddha statues configured in all sorts of meditative positions. The pagoda is a favorite of locals and travelers and tourists alike hardly know about this hidden gem of Myanmar’s largest city and former capital.

KOEHTATGYI PAGODA

KOEHTATGYI PAGODA

KOEHTATGYI PAGODA

According to local legend, a huge frog ate a massive snake at the site symbolizing victory – hence the image was built there. Also located around the main Image are many smaller Buddhas and pictures and scenes depicting the Buddha’s life. On the grounds of the compound, you can find many small shops selling beads, flowers, books, candles and many other assorted tchotchkies. Astrologers and palm-readers are also aplenty around the pagoda.

KOEHTATGYI PAGODA

KOEHTATGYI PAGODA

To read about my visit to Koe Htat Gyi Pagoda, visit the blog here: Fast Times at Koe Htat Gyi

For all the high-resolution photos from Koe Htat Gyi Pagoda: Click HereKoe Htat Gyi Pagoda

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Resources:

Tour Yangon

Myanmar Tours

Myanmars.Net

Phillip Harbor

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IsraeliAbroad (formerly SidepieceDiplomat) was started as a passion project by amateur photographer Phillip Harbor as he travels from Tel Aviv, Israel, to Yangon, Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) and throughout the world. Named for the adventure, the photoblog seeks to give followers a unique insight into life from a nation that was until recently closed off from the rest of the world for more than half a century. This blog is half photo-half information-half experience-driven. Yes that’s more than a whole… and yes that makes about as much sense as anything else you can find on this half of the globe! Feel free to follow us on social media and right here on the blog as we explore the incredible wonders of Myanmar. Updates will come as regularly as possible and don’t forget to share with your friends!

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IsraeliAbroad was started as a passion project by photographer Phillip Harbor as he travels from Tel Aviv, Israel, to Yangon, Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) and throughout the world. Named for the adventure, the photoblog seeks to give followers a unique insight into life from a nation that was until recently closed off from the rest of the world for more than half a century. This blog is half photo-half information-half experience-driven. Yes that’s more than a whole… and yes that makes about as much sense as anything else you can find on this half of the globe! Feel free to follow us on social media and right here on the blog as we explore the incredible wonders of Myanmar. Updates will come as regularly as possible and don’t forget to share with your friends!