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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. By using our Bago family vacation planner, you can arrange your visit to Shwethalyaung Buddha and other attractions in Bago.
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  • It is said that Buddha was the largest and most beautiful of all the Buddhas. It was built in 994 A.d. under the Mon King Migadepa II.. + so big that he can hardly all be photographed + in very good condition + face + little tourists
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  • I would recommend you to first ready the story behind first before you see the actual Buddha. Visitors should follow the clockwise direction when visiting a Buddha but the storyline crafted behind thi...  more »
  • It is visually breathtaking and impressive once you take the time to take it all in. It is unfortunate that the shelter/roofing structures get in the way of taking photos, but it is a minor issue. The...  more »
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  • The beautiful reclining buddha in Bago!
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  • This is one of the highlights of a trip to Bago and definitely worth a stop. The story behind it will have you believe it was built a very long time ago... you can make up your own mind about that. It doesn't take too long to see - maximum 30 mins if you take your time. If you're trying to save some money, the foreigner ticket office closes at about 4:30pm so it would be worth coming after that.
  • Peace!
  • MoyMoy