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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  • The Buddha is very old and rediscovered at the beginning of the 20th century during the construction of the railway and restored has been. The Buddha has a soft look and is beautifully decorated. Especially the mosaics of glass attached to the side of the head are a feast for the eyes. It is indeed only the 6 biggest lying Buddha stature of the world still abet in their proportions a thicker chunks. It's worth a visit.
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  • There are two huge reclining Buddhas in Bago, the open air one and the indoor one. The Shwethalyaung is the indoor one, and due to that the better preserved one. It dates back to 10 c but it was remod...  more »
  • The Shwethalyaung Buddha is very impressive; I'm not sure that measuring Buddhas by size and using the indicators for competition makes any sense at all. It seems to be the #1 of the four great Bago s...  more »
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