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Shwethalyaung Buddha, Bago

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Monument Tourist Spot
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. By using our Bago family vacation planner, you can arrange your visit to Shwethalyaung Buddha and other attractions in Bago.
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  • This buddha is very interesting as it is believed to have been built in 994 during the reign of Mon King. It is of 55 metres long and a height of 16 metres. It is fascinating that something that old a...  more »
  • This place is very crowded and honestly speaking there is little to see there. You can walk around Buddha statue, view some drawings at the back of Buddha but after 15 minutes it’s done. It was one of...  more »
  • This rather commercialised model of Buddha is surrounded by bustling markets, with craft and souvenir stalls at every entrance. Beware to run the gauntlet of hustling sellers.  more »

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Most of the accommodations in Bago line the busy main road, especially the budget-friendly options, so try to get a room in the back of these establishments to avoid noise from the ever-present traffic. If cost is not an issue, you can stay farther away from the road, in one of the more upmarket hotels.
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