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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  • July 8, 2017
    A great place to come here for good reason. Tourists also come here to crowds of pilgrims. People very much. And understandably, the place namoleno. A huge underlying Buddha for a thousand years. Despite such an impressive age, looks great, being followed and well restored.
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  • June 9, 2017
    No one here is he sleeping Buddha many in Myanmar, but I think I think. First is its history. In Mong migadipa King's. Plans to kill his fiancee of Prince worship only statues. And worship the woman now destroyed all Voodoo statue. The King is converted, and erected a sleeping Buddha. The story as a relief carved on the pedestal of the sleeping Buddha. However, it wasn't public until discovered by British engineers came to the inspection of the construction of the railway in 1880, buried in the forest after the mid-18th century was overthrown of Burmese Mon. Also, it's appearance. 55 m long, 16 m, 2. 3 m and back 7 feet... 7 m and aboveboard. Thankfully, entrance and staircase and the sleeping Buddha are enshrined from the broad approach to be widely covered the entire ceiling roof. Was freed from the penance, walking the paved path of the heat during the day, make sure that. By the way, that movie "the Burmese harp". The sleeping Buddha was hiding Mizushima hero lance corporal said the sleeping Buddha. In the film, of course, no roof, is flaking off the skin of the face. Now would give future contemporary nicely formatted, colored. And listen cause however, conversely it become a world heritage site, is in an awkward position. In addition, reclining and sleeping Buddha statue. Buddha lying in the same, the reclining Buddha, Buddha died (the death of śākyamuni) appearance, whereas sleeping Buddha statue differs, in that living Buddha has to break in. Difference between the two is that open your eyes, worldly, drawn to the soles of the feet. Sleep naung sleeping Buddha become Buddha. Finally, some popular travel guide books, takes a camera and video filming charges separately from the entry fee, but the system is so lost several years ago.
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  • June 1, 2017
    The reclining Buddha is an early eye Choi Yai city, Bago as well as reclining Buddha, Guangzhou, Kenichi Yi hotels Yangon. In the city of Bago to 10,000 kyat for admission into place 4 places, including here, lining a bloody Palace chawemado pagoda. The reclining Buddha and the four directions for an early eye Choi nailed mom.
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