Koe Htat Gyi Pagoda known as Atula Dipatti Maha Muni Thetkya, meaning the Nine Storey Buddha Image, is located on the Bargayar Road, Sanchaung Township, Yangon. The pagoda attracts tourists and pilgrims by a huge sitting Buddha image. It was built in August 1905 with 72 feet in height. The pavilion has nine layers of roof, therefore the pagoda is so-called the nine-storey pagoda.
In addition, tourists are immersed in several small statues and pictures, which tell the life stories of the latest Buddha and a number of colorful shops with various items such as flowers, candles, fruits outside the pagoda. Tourists are properly surprised when see monks wearing striking claret robes in comparison with the saffron garments often seen in other Asian countries. The site was previously a simple forest sanctuary for monks and novices.
The opening time of Koe Htat Gyi is from 6am and 8pm. Beside visit the impressive sitting Buddha image, tourists can appreciate another grand standing Buddha statue at Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda nearby.