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Chaukhtatgyi Buddha, Yangon (Rangoon)

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Stare at a mesmerizing, massive reclining figure of Chaukhtatgyi Buddha, and the gilt robed giant will return a blissful smile to you. Housed in a huge metal shed, the 65 m (213 ft) long and 16 m (52 ft) high statue enjoys immense reverence in Myanmar. Started in 1899, the statue took until 1907 to complete and has since undergone several restorations. Note the scenes from Buddha's life carved into its feet. Add Chaukhtatgyi Buddha to your Yangon (Rangoon) travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Yangon (Rangoon) trip builder.
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  • The reclining Buddha is huge! You can get there easily but there's nothing else to do around this place. So take your time to visit it. Since its free we also made a donation. Donation boxes are every...  more »
  • A massive reclining Buddha , the Chaukhtatgyi Buddha is is 66 metres long, and one of the largest in Burma. A very serene place to visit Tips: This can be done anytime of the day. I went there when it...  more »
  • Our second stop took us to the Chaukhtatgyi Buddha . The huge , imposing statue of Buddha was inside a big covered hall. He was smiling , reclining and welcoming . There were no entrance fees . One ma...  more »

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