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Shwethalyaung Buddha, Bago

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Monument
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 place is very crowded and honestly speaking there is little to see there. You can walk around Buddha statue, view some drawings at the back of Buddha but after 15 minutes it’s done. It was one of...  more »
  • This rather commercialised model of Buddha is surrounded by bustling markets, with craft and souvenir stalls at every entrance. Beware to run the gauntlet of hustling sellers.  more »
  • The specialty here is able to donate money to make merit, and then enter a name label hanging fence like start at $100, we do not know the history very similar look exhausted, 55.
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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.
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  • MoyMoy