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Shwethalyaung Buddha, Bago

(3.9/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web)
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 was our first but not the nicest one. Interesting is the market taking place in the approach to the Buddha statue. You can find any souvenir you ever dreamt of there.  more »
  • This site where we can admire a beautiful reclining Buddha of 55 m long is located on the route from Yangon to the Golden Rock. A stop in the city of Bago is fully justified, he can also visit a smaller pagoda but also picturesque as Schwedagon at Yahdon it's the Shwemawdaw pagoda
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  • Nicely restored and set under a roof structure built by British engineers. Enjoyed shopping stone and wood products with the large vendor community here.  more »
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  • The beautiful reclining buddha in Bago!
  • ShweThar hlaung... Pagoda...
  • 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