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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  • Come to Bago, you should also visit to this Buddha that featured one of the largest sleeping Buddha . It was recorded 941AD when this was built. There are story board behind the Buddha to tell the sto...  more »
  • We visited this as part of our private tour of Bago and it is likely to be on your itinerary if you go here. It's quite a stunning reclining Buddha with lots of intricate details. No more than 15-20 m...  more »
  • It will also be old but the location beyond the boundary make it asphyxiated inside a metal structure in bad taste. Interesting is the story told with engravings on gypsum and brightly-coloured at the back of the Buddha. But I already knew the story, so it was more simple looking sequences of images
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Most of the accommodations in Bago line the busy main road, especially the budget-friendly options, so try to get a room in the back of these establishments to avoid noise from the ever-present traffic. If cost is not an issue, you can stay farther away from the road, in one of the more upmarket hotels.
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