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Mya Tha Lyaung Reclining Buddha, Bago

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Religious Site Tourist Spot
See the huge statue of Mya Tha Lyaung Reclining Buddha, which lies in the open with no temple or pagoda surrounding it. According to local legend, every time they wanted to construct a building over the statue, a storm brewed, preventing their efforts. Built in 2001, the statue reaches an incredible 82 m (269 ft) long. Stand next to the divine statue of the huge Buddha for a great photo opportunity, then move a bit further back to capture the whole monument in one shot. Put Mya Tha Lyaung Reclining Buddha and other Bago attractions into our Bago vacation generator, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Not much to see and do in Bago, except for this and other temples and buddhas. it's a good stop before or after trip Kyaikto.  more »
  • It was hot when we were there, so couldn't walk close to this Buddha. But from a far, it is massively amazing. Worth the Bago trip. Do it from Yangon, closest to it.  more »
  • This Buddha is also know as the Emerald Buddha. It is quite new having been built in 2002. I would recommend trying to go when it is cooler as we visited when it was about 35 degrees C outside and the...  more »