Religious Sites in yangon

Chan Myae Yeik Thar Meditation Center

Chan Myae Yeik Thar Meditation Center

Chanmyae Yeik Thar functions mainly as a meditation center but it is also a monastery with resident monks who are the meditation teachers. It is for foreigners and Myanmar meditators alike. Foreigners are well catered for and often have their own quarters and schedules.
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Chauk Htat Gyi Buddha

Chauk Htat Gyi Buddha

This giant reclining Buddha is located not far from the Shwedagon Pagoda and is one of the largest reclining Buddhas in the world. It is housed in a large open tin shed and its facial expression slightly changes depending on the angle from which you view it. The temple is quiet and restful. There were many worshipers meditating or lying around.
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Dhamma Joti Meditation Center

Dhamma Joti Meditation Center

Dhamma Joti was opened in October 1993 with Goenkaji and Mataji present for the first three courses. Goenkaji expressed his happiness at being able to repay the debt of gratitude to Myanmar for maintaining Dhamma in all its purity.
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Immanuel Baptist Church

Immanuel Baptist Church

Immanuel Baptist Church is located in the center of Yangon just next to the Mahabandoola Garden. Founded in 1885 but destroyed during the World War II; the present Church was rebuilt in 1952.
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Kheng Hock Keong Chinese Temple

Kheng Hock Keong Chinese Temple

Located on the corner of Sintodan Street and Strand Road in Latha Township, Yangon, Myanmar, is the largest and oldest Chinese Buddhist and Taoist temple dedicated to the Chinese goddess Mazu. It was originally built as a wooden temple in 1861 and completed in 1863. A new brick building was constructed in 1903.
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Kyaik Khauk Pagoda (Thanlyin)

Kyaik Khauk Pagoda (Thanlyin)

The Kyaik Khauk Pagoda, similar to the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, is built on a hillock on the road to Kyauk Tan from Yangon.
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Maelamu Pagoda

Maelamu Pagoda

A wonder land of spire pagodas and sculptured figures located in North Okkalapa, which is about 20 minute drive from the city centre. Maelamu Pagoda is famous for the giant images depicting Buddha’s earlier lives and a few mins drive away from the airport.
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Mahasi Meditation Center

Mahasi Meditation Center

Buddha Sasana Nuggaha Organization was founded in 1947 in Myanmar with the objective of propagating the Buddha Sasana through scripture learning and the practice of Vipassana meditation. Non-profit in character, the Mahasi Meditation Center is operated with subscriptions from its members and voluntary donations from devout Buddhists throughout the country.
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Martyrs Mausoleum

Martyrs Mausoleum

It is a memorable place of Myanmar National Leaders. It represents the constant reminder of great Myanmar National Leader, General Aung San and his fellow cabinet members who were assassinated on July 19, 1947. (It opens only once a year on Martyrs’ Day)
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Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue

Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue

Yes. You are reading it right. Judaism in the midst of downtown Yangon. It is just fascinating to find a synagogue in the midst of the Indian/Chinese part of Yangon. Dating from 1896, this is the only Jewish temple remaining in the city.
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Saint Mary's Cathedral

Saint Mary's Cathedral

Saint Mary's Cathedral really stands out among so many Buddhist temples and pagodas in Myanmar. This Roman Catholic church with amazing architectural features is definitely worth a look. Masses of stained glass all replaced after the last cyclone.
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Sand Pagoda Festival (Throughout the country)

Sand Pagoda Festival (Throughout the country)

One of the traditional festivals of the month Tabaung (March) is the festival of the pagoda or stupa on the broad sand banks along the river of the locality. It falls on the full moon day of the month, Tabaung. During the Pagoda festival, there are shopping malls where the visitors from adjacent villages buy and sell. The free shows of Theatrical troupes, dancing troupe and marionette troupe are engaged.
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Shwedagon Pagoda

Shwedagon Pagoda

The city's biggest tourist attraction & one of the wonders of Asia. This immense Buddhist shrine was built approx. 2500 years ago. Shwedagon Pagoda is covered with hundreds of gold plates and the top of the stupa is encrusted with 4531 diamonds; the largest of which is a 72 carat diamond. Shwedagon Pagoda is a repository of the best in Myanmar heritage – architecture, sculpture and arts. To understand this monumental work of art and architecture, visitors will experience an insider's view of this magnificent symbol of Buddhism to the lives of the Myanmar people.
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Sule Pagoda

Sule Pagoda

One of the best way to experience Yangon and how the former Captial is, and how it is changing can be seen all around Sule Pagoda. It is located in the heart of downtown. If you try to “google-image” Yangon, chances are that the picture of Sule Pagoda will occupy 50% of all images. At night it looks very beautiful as it is lit up. The fact that it is in the middle of a roundabout makes it good for photographs.
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