The Top-10

Top 10 Religious Sites in Yangon - 2023

Updated Sep 2023
  • No.1

    Chaukhtatgyi Buddha Temple

    4.6/5
    158 Reviews
    Yangon
    2km from downtown
    Religious Sites
    Ocean·Momo
    "Here is the largest indoor sleeping Buddha in Myanmar, with 108 patterns on the bottom of the Buddha statue. The temple is very quiet and comfortable, and many kittens are taking a nap here! There are two points to explain. First, don't wear shorts to enter, and second, don't learn to take pictures of the lying posture of the Buddha statue."
    Highlights: The Jodhaki Temple of Reclining Buddha enshrines the largest indoor reclining Buddha statue in the country. This large reclining Buddha is 20 meters long and 5.4 meters high. It was built in 1907. After various natural disasters, it officially became the current large reclining Buddha statue in 1960 . Originally a huge open-air seated Buddha, it was transformed into its present appearance with a huge amount of Burmese jade. The facial decoration of the reclining Buddha is very beautiful, not only the eyeballs made of glass inlaid are clear and divine, but also the eyelashes are thick and slender. The Buddha's right hand lightly supported his head, and his eyes were watching all beings. His expression was open-minded and serene, as if he was listening to the devout prayers of the believers. Behind the head of the reclining Buddha is the guardian deity representing the birth week. If you bring a camera, you may wish to extend the lens to find your “guardian deity”. There are 108 Buddha feet carved on the sole of the foot of the reclining Buddha, which represents the 108 reincarnations of a person. Each box shows an image in the cycle of six paths, and the English next to it explains the meaning of each image one by one. 59 of them are the human world, 21 are the animal world, and 28 are the gods' world, representing the lofty meaning of transcending these levels and not reincarnating in the Three Realms. At the feet of the reclining Buddha is the shrine of the saint Masai, who has the power to stop the rain and protect the safety of merchants and sailors. At the end of the big foot, there is a platform for photographers to take pictures, where you can take a detailed picture of the bottom of the big foot and the head of the reclining Buddha. In addition to the reclining Buddha, the Shweminwon Sasana Yeiktha Meditation Center here attracts a large number of local believers to meditate here.
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  • No.2

    St. Mary's Cathedral

    4.5/5
    76 Reviews
    Yangon
    2.9km from downtown
    Religious Sites
    小思文
    "St. Mary's Cathedral in Yangon is a huge foreign style church, it seems to be a building built in the colonial period, the whole church environment is quite elegant, here can see a lot of religious characteristics of decoration and layout, design style."
    Highlights: St. Mary's Cathedral in Yangon was built in 1895. It is a neo-Gothic style building. It is the largest Catholic church in Yangon. Many British priests have preached here. Although the exterior of the church is made of red brick and stone, with two minarets, it looks very eye-catching and very Western, but the soaring arcades and colorful decorations inside combine a variety of Southeast Asian elements, which together give people a solemn, Elegant feel.
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  • No.3

    Ten-Thousand-People Grotto Way-place, Rangoon, Myanmar

    4.5/5
    16 Reviews
    Yangon
    6.3km from downtown
    Religious Sites
    philipzk
    "Yangon's 10,000-strong grotto dome is located in Yangon, Myanmar's capital, and is known as the "emerald mountain" because its exterior is covered with jade stone. The interior is also magnificent and can be visited when there is no religious activity."
    Highlights: The Ten Thousand Grottoes Dojo in Yangon, Myanmar, also known as the Ten Thousand Grottoes Dojo, was the site of the sixth conference of Buddhists from all over the world in 1957 to commemorate the 2500th anniversary of the birth of Sakyamuni Buddha. The appearance of the dojo is like an ordinary mountain bag, including the four gates that were originally designed for "concealment", but the interior design is resplendent and majestic: there are not only rare emerald passages in the world, but also candlesticks and internal pillars. Emeralds and jade, numerous dignified or amiable golden statues of Buddhas, make the secluded interiors without sufficient natural light dazzling.
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  • No.4

    Holy Trinity Anglican Cathedral Yangon

    4.3/5
    38 Reviews
    Yangon
    2.3km from downtown
    Religious Sites
    E17***94
    "The church can go in for free, there was no one when I went, the light was very good. There is a hotel opposite the church. I stayed at this hotel to shoot the church. It was good. The hotel has a swimming pool. It is also beautiful to watch the sunset on the side."
    Highlights: The Holy Trinity Cathedral in Yangon is one of the two cathedrals in Yangon. It was built in 1886 and took 8 years to complete. The church was built in the British era, so its architectural style reveals a strong British traditional style. The church adopts red brick walls and white minarets, which looks dignified and dignified from a distance. In addition, the church holds services twice a week, and it is a privilege to visit. There are also many walls in Holy Trinity Church dedicated to young British soldiers who died in the war. There is also a church-attached high school nearby.
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  • No.5

    Kheng Hock Keong Chinese Temple

    4.3/5
    19 Reviews
    Yangon
    2.5km from downtown
    Religious Sites
    AROUND THAILAND
    "Chinese shrine, Chinatown in Yangon is also prosperous, faith, Buddhism from Shantou, distant places, later, with kindness, gulungan and Prani."
    Highlights: Qingfu Palace is the largest Chinese temple in Yangon. The temple is dedicated to Guanyin, and there are people drawing lots at the door for divination.
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  • No.6

    Kaba Aye Paya

    4.5/5
    36 Reviews
    Yangon
    6.3km from downtown
    Religious Sites
    多多
    "To the Peace Tower is the last stop of our 9-day journey and the last time we were barefoot angels on Myanmar land at noon. The sun was dizzy, but we still had to go around the tower for a week because these Buddha statues in the outer circle were each marked with different blessings. For this reason, we need to be godly in Yin. To the east of Yahu Lake, you can take a look along the way. The decoration and decoration of smallpox are also very dazzling, definitely worth seeing. Tourists want tickets 3000K"
    Highlights: The World Peace Pagoda, located on the Sri Bengalo Hill, 11 kilometers east of Yangon, Myanmar, is one of the famous Buddhist pagodas in Myanmar. "Sri" means "Supreme" in Pali, and "Bengali" means "auspicious", so the World Peace Pagoda is also called "Supreme Auspicious Dagan World Peace Pagoda". The history of the World Peace Pagoda is not very long, only 60 years old. Among the many temples in Myanmar, it can be regarded as a relatively young one. The pagoda was built in 1952 for the 6th World Buddhist Congress held in Yangon in 1954. The tower is 36 meters high, more than 90 meters in circumference, and the tower is hollow. The whole tower has 6 gates, and each entrance is enshrined with a huge ancestor statue, which symbolizes the sixth gathering of Buddhist scriptures. There are 28 Buddha statues on the cylindrical shrine in the tower. There is a Buddhist Art Museum in the World Peace Pagoda, which has a wide range of Buddhist statues, Buddhist scriptures, ancient bells and Buddhist utensils from all over the world. It is an important place of Buddhist culture in Myanmar and a local hot spot.
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  • No.7

    Nga Htat Gyi Pagoda

    4.4/5
    25 Reviews
    Yangon
    1.6km from downtown
    Religious Sites
    yangduoduo17
    "Really impressive This is a great place to visit. The wood carving behind the Buddha statue is perhaps the most impressive place for this Buddha statue. If you are in this area (in other places, if you are in the Jodaki Reclining Buddha Temple/Tower), then you must stop here as it is just across the street. My own tour was ruined by an uninvited person who said to take me on the tour and insisted I pay him. I gave him a thousand kyats because he did point out something I wouldn't notice. So beware of friendly locals who want to offer guided tours first and check if they are licensed guides."
    Highlights: Nadaki Sitting Buddha Temple, located in Yangon, Myanmar, is famous for the giant seated Buddha in the temple. In addition to admiring this Buddha statue, tourists can also appreciate the exquisite murals in the temple.
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  • No.8

    Surti Sunni Jamah Mosque

    4.8/5
    8 Reviews
    Yangon
    2.9km from downtown
    Religious Sites
    __赛__
    "It is the oldest mosque in Yangon, which has a history of about 200 years. The building is exquisite, the green and white appearance is simple and solemn. Sometimes it catches up with the prayer of the believer. If you visit, you must respect the customs and habits of others."
    Highlights: The mosque (TheSurtiSunniJamahMosque) built in 1826 is the oldest mosque in Yangon, not far from the Sule Pagoda.
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  • No.9

    Dhamma Joti Vipassana Meditation Centre

    4.5/5
    2 Reviews
    Yangon
    1.2km from downtown
    Religious Sites
    徐徐霞客Rr
    "The Myanmar Inner View meditation center feels that there is too much commercialization, and the inside is still quite distinctive, but it is indeed a bit too commercial. Every time I come here, the locals rarely go. They are generally foreigners. But the locals come here every time they celebrate the New Year. Prayer"
    Highlights: Vipassana is one of the very ancient meditation methods in India. It improves concentration by observing one's own breathing, so as to observe body and mind and nature, and experience the state of impermanence and selflessness. , so it is recognized by the government. Vipassana meditation (DhammaJoti) was established in 1993. The current teacher is Goenka. He spread the Vipassana meditation method of master U Ba Khin all over the world. It has influence in the United States and Japan, and has tens of thousands of disciples around the world. .
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  • No.10

    Shwe Oo Min Dhammasukha Meditation Centre

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    Yangon
    22.4km from downtown
    Religious Sites
    Highlights: In the early days of Buddhism, there were four cultivation methods, namely body mindfulness, receiving mindfulness, mind mindfulness and Dharma mindfulness. Emotions are transformed into positive emotions. The accommodation in the meditation center has double rooms and single rooms. Men have a public bathroom, and women have a bathroom. Meals are served with meat and vegetables, and there are fruits after meals.
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  • No.11

    Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue

    4.1/5
    15 Reviews
    Yangon
    2.9km from downtown
    Religious Sites
    yangduoduo17
    "It is located on 26th Street in Kerry District. Walk into this street and you will see this beautiful and well preserved synagogue. It shows the early relationship with Islam in Myanmar, where Jews are influential in Myanmar. Worth visiting. Happy to see this preservation. The waiter let us in, took us around, talked about the early glory, told us the remaining 4 families, definitely bigger in the previous population. The synagogue is close to the busy market on 26th Street, so the visit can combine the street life in the city centre with the Scottish market. We knew the synagogue would be closed at night but took some pictures and spoke to local guards."
    Highlights: The Joshua Synagogue in Musmea was built in 1893. It is the only synagogue in Myanmar and has thus become the venue for various historic meetings of important political figures from Myanmar, the United States and Israel. The synagogue displays many historical photos of local Judaism. Not every place in the synagogue can be visited, and some areas require permission from the staff to enter.
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  • No.12

    Zina Man Aung Pagoda

    No comments yet
    Yangon
    6.2km from downtown
    Religious Sites
  • No.13

    Maharsi Meditation Center

    4.0/5
    1 Reviews
    Yangon
    1.8km from downtown
    Religious Sites
    Miss Junny
    "Estimated to be five, foreign countries also have these temples ^_^^_^"
    Highlights: To practice Southern Buddhism here, practitioners are required to pay attention to the ups and downs of the abdomen during breathing after meditating, and to pay attention to the touch points of their footsteps when walking. It accepts meditators from all over the world, and provides free room and board. Visitors staying here must strictly follow the schedule for daily life and practice, and sometimes meditation courses are arranged, and men and women will practice meditation separately. It serves two meals a day, strictly in accordance with the rule of "no food after lunch".
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  • No.14

    Swe Taw Myat Pagoda

    4.0/5
    2 Reviews
    Yangon
    8.4km from downtown
    Religious Sites
    yangduoduo17
    "This pagoda is quite distinctive, and the color is very suitable for taking pictures. The scenery is beautiful, but the weather is very hot, the floor is also hot, and the floor is not hot to hide in the pagoda. Located in the suburbs, it covers a large area. There are international Buddhist universities, campuses and monasteries nearby. The garden environment is very elegant. Super tall buildings, large stone pillars, and the inside is brilliant and glittering. The most important thing is to worship Buddha Teeth Sheli"
    Highlights: SweTawMyatPagoda This pagoda is quite distinctive, the color is golden, it is very suitable for taking pictures. beautiful view
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  • No.15

    Guanyin temple Yangon

    5.0/5
    1 Reviews
    Yangon
    2.8km from downtown
    Religious Sites
    M49***70
    "The ancient temple of Guanyin is located in the downtown Tangren neighborhood of Yangon. The incense is very strong. Chinese people who go to the incense are endless."
  • No.16

    Armenian Apostolic Church

    3.0/5
    2 Reviews
    Yangon
    3.5km from downtown
    Religious Sites
    yangduoduo17
    "Built in 1908, formerly a Scottish rice business, it was only in the 1930s that it became a central post office. The central post office with red brick exterior walls is high in the floor, very simple and only opens old fans. Visitors interested in stamps can buy special old stamps for the past few years. Yangon Central Post Office is a building left by the British colonial period, but because it is not a representative building, there are not many visitors, but you can buy a series of postcards with Myanmar characteristics here as a memorial during the journey"
    Highlights: YangonArmenian Church was established in 1862 by the Armenians. The Armenians came to Yangon along the trade route through Iran and India in the 18th century, and established close ties with the Burmese monarchy, while the then Burmese king was the church in the center of the city. Land was donated and churches were established.
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  • No.17

    Kalaywa Monastery

    No comments yet
    Yangon
    8.7km from downtown
    Religious Sites
  • No.18

    Yangon Sikh Temple

    4.0/5
    5 Reviews
    Yangon
    3.2km from downtown
    Religious Sites
    热爱生活0618
    "The Sikh temple in Yangon, built in 1942, is home to more than 50 Sikhs in the community. Here, the Sikh tradition of free kitchens is still being continued, open to people of different ethnicities and religions."
  • No.19

    Mahapasana Cave

    4.0/5
    1 Reviews
    Yangon
    6.5km from downtown
    Religious Sites
    多多
    "The Great Grottoes, also known as the Seven-Ye Grottoes, were built in 1952 at the same time as the Kabaye Big Buddha Tower, located in the same group of buildings, and was built after the first Buddhist gathering place in India. The large grotto has 6 entrances, symbolizing the sixth large gathering, the front door main entrance and exit on both sides of the wall is made of jade jade, feeling extraordinary value and sincerity; the grotto is 139 meters long, 110 meters wide, and the interior is like a basketball court auditorium, 67 meters long and 43 meters wide. At the sixth Buddhist assembly in Yangon, Myanmar, in 1954, 2,500 monks gathered here to retell the Buddha's teachings in Bali, complete with Tipitaka. Note: The first Buddhist assembly was held within months of Buddha's entry into Pakrakah. The monks recited, edited and verified all Buddhist scriptures, namely, the Sanzang."
  • No.20

    Mogul Shiah Jamay Mosque

    No comments yet
    Yangon
    3km from downtown
    Religious Sites