Botahtaung Pagoda

Botahtaung Pagoda is close to the Yangon Jetty (Botahtaung Jetty). Bo means leader and Tahtaung means one thousand in Burmese. Botahtaung means One Thousand Military Leaders/Officers of the king. They were drawn up as a guard of honor to welcome the landing in Burma of the relics of the Buddha brought over from India more than two thousand years ago. There is a sort of mirrored maze inside the stupa, with glass showcases containing many of the ancient relics. The pagoda is also a home to a nat, or spirit, shrine of Amadaw Mya Nan Nwe, and a guardian spirit, Bo Bo Gyi.