Botataung Pagoda

The Botataung Pagoda is a famous pagoda located in downtown Yangon, near the Yangon River.

The pagoda was built by the Mon people around the same time as the Shwedagon, according to local belief, over 2500 years ago, and was known as Kyaik-de-att in the Mon language.

The pagoda is hollow within, and houses what is believed to be a sacred hair of Gautama Buddha.

The Botataung Pagoda was completely destroyed during World War II, and was rebuilt after the war.