Koe Htat Gyi Pagoda

Koe Htat Gyi implies 9-story Buddha Image. This gigantic sitting Buddha image was completed in August 1905, with 72 feet tall. On each side of the entrance to the praying hall, there built statues of a snake and a frog, with a legend behind saying that the frog ate the snake meaning victory.

Since the Pagoda was built in the 14 acres compound of the Bargayar monastery, visitors can find around many monasteries. There are also small shops selling books, beads, wooden or bronze Buddha images, etc. There are also palmists and astrologers which might make your visit to the Pagoda more interesting.

Opening time is from 6am – 8pm daily, and the entrance fee is $2, which is used for upkeeping the pagoda.

The pagoda is located in Bargayar Road, Sanchaung Township, which will take 20 minutes of driving from downtown Yangon or about 15 minutes of walking from Myanigone Junction.

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