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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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  • This gigantic reclining Buddha statue with her feet inscriptions is gorgeous and awesome and deserved a visit. But the temple is a distance from the downtown. I did not take the taxi or bus but instea...  more »
  • 72 metre long colossal statue of the reclining Buddha and all around it is a centre of attraction for Buddhists from different countries and thousands of tourists from around the world. Tljubopytno and even informative.
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  • While this beautiful reclining Buddha appears in many guide books, not many tourists visit. There are occasional bus tours who pop by for 30 mins or so but it is still an afterthought for most visitor...  more »