Maha Wizaya

The Maha Wizaya Pagoda was built on the Dhammarakkhita (Guardian of the Law) Hill which faces the famous Shwedagon Pagoda. in 1980 to commemorate the first successful convening of all sects of the Buddhist monastic order. under one supervisory body. It was built from funds donated by the people across the whole country. An image of the Buddha which was a royal gift from the King and Queen of Nepal is enshrined within the pagoda.

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All manner of traditional decorative art executed by modern artists and artisans grace this shrine and testify to the preservation of a national culture developed through the ages.

The Maha Wizaya Pagoda is always crowded with local worshippers on the Myanmar New Year day.

Travel Tips

Opening Hours - 4am to 10pm daily
Admission Fees - 200 kyats per person

Nearby Attractions

Kandawgyi Nature Park or Kandawgyi Garden

This Garden is located near the Eastern stairways of Shwedagon Pagoda. Kandawgyi Nature Park has become a relaxation spot for the crowded dwellers of Yangon. More >>


The Karaweik is located in the Kandawgyi Garden near Shwedagon Pagoda. Karaweik is a name of a Golden Mythical Bird in Myanmar legends. More >>

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