Nga Htat Gyi Pagoda Yangon

Highly-ornate Ngahtatgyi Pagoda with multi-tiered structure is not far from the Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda, and visitors often visit both at the same time.

Just across the street from the Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda is the Ngahtatgyi Pagoda. The pagoda is located in the Ashay Tawya Monastery. It was constructed at the same time as the famous reclining Buddha of Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda, and the two sites are often visited together. A gate with a very ornately decorated five tiered Burmese Pyatthat roof, topped with a hti guarded by two large white and gold mythological lions called Chinthe.

Ngahtatgyi Pagoda

Big Budha in Ngahtatgyi Pagoda

 

The name Ngahtatgyi Pagoda was derived from the structure which literally meant five-tiered pagoda. Its centerpiece is the gigantic iconic Buddha wearing a golden robe sits on a pedestal within the pagoda. The robes of the Buddha are meticulously detailed as are jewels in the headpiece. Ngahtatgyi also features a surprising range of smaller Buddhas, along with paintings depicting the lives of Buddha and his disciples. One of the pavilion’s walls contains a painting of the Buddha with a long line of followers dressed in red robes. At the right end of the picture, a number of statues of disciples seem to come out of the painting.

Nga Htat Gyi Pagoda Map

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