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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  • Me much more impressed with Mya Tha Lyaung Reclining Buddha. But this big and impressive. Trip to Bago, in fact, alone, and you can discover and necessarily biker to it (unless of course you are not driving).
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  • As far as I am aware there are not that many reclining Buddhas in Myanmar (not compared to other places) and a trip into Bago to see them is worthwhile. This one is covered and has at the back a picto...  more »
  • This Buddha lying and who smiled to the South is very endearing... Its very old construction due to the King Mingadepa to mark his conversion to Buddhism... the conversion of this site is very eventful; it is 55 m long 16 m high and big toes grazing the 2 m! His pillow is comprised of chests, richly decorated with glass mosaics.
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