Chaukhtatgyi Buddha, Yangon (Rangoon)

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. Plan to see Chaukhtatgyi Buddha and other attractions that appeal to you using our Yangon (Rangoon) itinerary planner .
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  • Worth to visit this temple and learn about the history of buddha. There are also a lot of display of small buddhas in sifferent gestures. I think that is unique. Location wise, it is 10 minutes away f...  more »
  • Really did not like this place. The Buddha has his/her finger nails and toe nails painted red. Guess I'm not really used to seeing Buddha decorated like this.  more »
  • The reclining Buddha of Yangon is bigger than the Wat Pho in Bangkok, but it is exposed in a hangar that does not value. Like its counterpart in Thailand, it is covered with gold and precious stones. The soles of its feet is particularly interesting with its 108 drawings of red color, which I forgot the meaning. Many small Buddhas are lined up behind him.
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