Located on the bank of the Yangon River, Botahtaung is a typical gilded dome that tapers gradually to the top and is capped by a symbolic fan-shape spire.
The pagoda is golden and the spire is of a height of about 42 meters. The time of the construction of Botahtaung coincides with that of Sule and the Shwedagon Pagoda, approximately 2,500 years back.
The pagoda is hollow from inside which makes it possible for visitors to access and walk in. Within the pagoda, there is an impression of mirrored maze. The relics that were unearthed during the reconstruction are all enshrined in the visible glass showcase on the walls.