Sshopping In Myanmar

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Nov
2021

Koe Htat Gyi Pagoda

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Famed for his eerily lifelike eyes, the huge Koe Htat Gyi – which translates literally as “Nine-Story Buddha” – sits within an airy corrugated-iron structure with a traditional nine-tiered roof on Bagayar Road, not far from the east bank of the Hlaing River in central Yangon. The Buddha, dating from 1905, measures 72 ft (22 m) from head to toe. His famous eyes, made from blown glass, gaze impas sively into space from beneath a beautifully dec orated gold The leafy shores of Yangon’s serene Kandawgyi Lake and black ceiling.

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