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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  • August 17, 2017
    I visited this temple in the hours before taking the plane to leave the country. The statue is giant and finely worked, with a very sweet expression. The whole is enclosed by a colossal structure of steel, making it accessible even with the rain. One of the things to see if you have time.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Very large double Buddha, Buddha Face conditions of Landis, much like I'm smiling. Comparison unfortunately is 圍 iron Buddha week, photographed when completely Shem over all those other Club Med iron column
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  • August 16, 2017
    The Chaukhtatgyi Buddha is for sure one of the most important highlights in Yangon. But the reason: There are, aside from the Shwedagon Pagoda, not so many highlights around in the city. Surprised? Ma...  more »

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