Ngahtatgyi Paya

Top choice in Yangon

Buddha image, Yangon

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One of Yangon's, if not Myanmar's, most gorgeous buddha images is this 46ft-tall one at the Ngahtatgyi Paya, sitting in calm gold-and-white repose and adorned with a healthy splash of precious stones. It’s worth seeing for its carved wooden backdrop alone.

A lovely approach to the temple is to walk up via the monasteries scattered along Bogyoke Aung San Museum Lane.