Nga Htat Gyi Pagoda

Nga Htat Gyi Pagoda

Inside the Nga Htat Gyi Pagoda is the enormous 5-storey 14 meters tall buddha image in a sitting position. This Buddha image has Magite (armours) around the image, which makes it different from other Buddha images.

The Buddha image is housed in a large iron pavilion with its golden dome being topped with a multi tiered hti – an umbrella shaped ornamental spire. Hanging down from the pavilion ceiling there is a large bell which is believed to be held by a Naga snake, a mythological animal to protect Buddhism. Walking to the temple, you can see the adorned mural which includes Buddhist Hell where sinners receive punishments for their guilt.

Opening time is from 6am – 8pm daily, and the entrance fee is $2 (a bottle of cold water included), which is used for upkeeping the pagoda.

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