Otherwise known as the Peace Pagoda, Uppatasanti Pagoda is Nay Pyi Taw's most recognizable structure and an important site of religious worship in the nation's new capital. Modelled after the well-known Shwedagon Pagoda found in Myanmar's former capital, Yangon, Uppatasanti Pagoda falls just 30 centimetres short of its predecessor and stands at an astonishing 99 metres tall.
The most prominent Buddhist landmark in Nay Pyi Taw, Uppatasanti Pagoda is brimming with spiritually significant symbols, from the Bhudda tooth relic and jade Bhudda statues housed within the building's interior, to the holy Bodhi tree garden and the rare white elephants that reside next door.
A marvellous display of Myanmar's unique architecture, the shimmering, gold-lacquered landmark rises from the horizon and offers visitors panoramic views of Nay Pyi Taw and the surrounding countryside.
Getting to the Uppatasanti Pagoda
Visitors wanting to explore the sacred corridors of the Uppatasanti Pagoda can easily access the holy site from a hotel in Nay Pyi Taw, like PARKROYAL Nay Pyi Taw, conveniently located just 20 minutes away when traveling by car.