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Shwethalyaung Buddha, Bago
(3.9/5 based on 120+ 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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  • This is one of the highlights of a day trip to Bago. The Sleeping Buddha is beautiful with many artworks around the base of it, each telling its own story. Although you each get charged a 10$ entry fe...  more »
  • As we were told by our guide was, when it was found in the middle of the vegetation, the largest Buddha lying on Myanmar. Worth the visit to to see the various panels depicting the earthly life of the Buddha
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  • That's good because it had seen the photo, wearing a dark time before coming here with ANA in-flight magazine happened to be discovered in the jungle, restored on thought. Roof on now is very important to keep. In the size I was surprised.
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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