Shwethalyaung Buddha, Bago

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Once overgrown with jungle, Shwethalyaung Buddha now lies intricately decorated with mosaics 54 m (180 ft) high-- easily one of the largest reclining Buddha statues in Myanmar. Admire the design, or learn about the history of how the Buddha was built from the ten murals behind the large statue. Look out for numerous vendors selling souvenirs and other trinkets nearby. Our Bago travel route planning tool makes visiting Shwethalyaung Buddha and other Bago attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • This is a small city located between Yangon and the Great Golden Rock. There are several tourist attractions that worth visit like the Shwethalyaung Buddha, the two reclining Buddha, one indoor and on...  more »
  • It is a sleeping Buddha. It seems to slumber reclining, not attitude. It will close 50 m in length, and also large. Chavsddar located in Yangon as Myanmar's here is based on.
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  • It is a gigantic reclining Buddha along 55 mt. and the top 16, built about 1000 years ago by King mon Mgadeikpa, but recently remodeled and housed in a metal structure with a roof, his story is very interesting, the King built it as a result of his conversion to Buddhism which took place thanks to the bride of his son. Inside there is also a souvenir market where, in particular, they sell beautiful works carved in sandalwood scented.
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