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Shwe Gone Daing


Shwe Gone Daing Road just north of Shwedagon Pagoda is home to two of the finest and largest Buddha images to be found in Yangon, and yet despite their beauty they are seldom visited by tourists in the city.

Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda houses the 65 metre long Chauk Htat Gyi Buddha image with a crown embellished with diamonds. There is a remarkably relaxed atmosphere here, encouraging one to casually meander about, sitting down next to one of the pillars and looking over a leafy view of Yangon. You will find plenty of locals at Chauk Htat Gyi, meditating, sleeping, or quietly sitting with friends and family, absent-mindedly feeding sweetcorn to cats.

Photo: Marie Starr

Nga Htat Gyi Pagoda is just a little distance down Shwe Gone Daing Road from Chauk Htat Gyi. Climbing up the steps you will be greeted with an impressive 14 metre high Sitting Buddha, decorated in gold and white with a generous peppering of precious stones. The Image’s ivory-white skin, golden backdrop flaming from behind its back, and gilded crown that disappears into the rafters makes it one of the most beautiful Buddhist expressions of devotion in Myanmar.

Photo: Marie Starr

Keen to visit the pagodas on Shwe Gone Daing? Favourite this page by clicking on the star to the right of the page heading. Chauk Htat Gyi and Nga Htat Gyi Pagodas will then be saved to your account when you come to Build Your Journey.

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