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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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  • This location will just blow your mind & it is growing by the day. It is not just the standing Buddha & reclining buddha, explore around & you will see rows of monks, hundred of statues, amazing inter...  more »
  • Made a day trip from Mandalay after seeing photos of the stunning standing and reclining Buddhas. A long the way there are some temples and Buddha images well worth stopping the car and getting out an...  more »
  • It dominates the skyline for miles around so probably worth getting closer if you are in the area. Attracting local and overseas visitors, but in the end a modern concrete structure painted gold.