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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  • A massive reclining Buddha, knocking the socks off of any others we saw in Myanmar, but the setting felt semi-industrial in what looked like a converted ware-house.  more »
  • God eyes, sweet, pretty much The bigger elements. Not many people, how much would be weekdays. To take a photo for the Lord all elements
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  • The visit to this Buddha in Yangon is forced. It is in a pagoda and a few Buddhist monasteries that are worth visiting them. Na people in Myanmar are very friendly and have people offering you to give you an explanation, even to get to know the monasteries and teach you things on your part not you see, like entering the monasteries to meditations.
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