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Bodhi Tataung, Monywa

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Take in a surreal and astonishing view at Bodhi Tataung, a renowned Buddhist region and monastery dominated by a 129 m (424 ft) tall golden standing Buddha. Built in 1995 to show gratitude to U Narãda, who built the original monastery, this is the second largest Buddha statue in the world, containing 31 internal stories, with an elevator allowing passage to the viewing point at the top. You can see many other astounding sights at the monastery, including a grove of more than 9,000 bo trees, a 69 m (225 ft) high golden pagoda, and thousands more depictions of the Buddha across the area. Consider taking the stairs to the top of the gigantic Buddha, where the paintings on each floor evoke the feeling of ascension and enlightenment. Put Bodhi Tataung into our Monywa tour planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • The standing Buddha is 129 meters high and there is a lying Buddha of similar size. Now a sitting Buddha is being built on the next hill and it is no smaller than its brethren. The inside of the stand...  more »
  • Beautiful the Budda which can be walked from the inside, but not as impressive as the standing Budda
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  • At the exit of the village, a forest of small boudhas around a tower, at grvir to get the big picture. I preferred it to the 2nd site: giant boudhas, still an excess, far from the zen spirit
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