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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  • Very different from other golden reclining Buddhas in the region. I like the eye shadow the most. Wear modest clothing.  more »
  • Visited with a tour guide who walked us through the history of the sleeping statue. It was the first thing we saw in Yangon and set us up for an interesting day of site seeing. The statue itself is co...  more »
  • It’s a must to see while you are in Yangon. It’s beautiful and the reclining Buddha inside the temple really deserves a visit! It’s not crowded and try to dress modestly. Cover your shoulders and legs...  more »

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