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Myanmar (Burma), Travel

Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda & Reclining Buddha, Yangon, Myanmar

In Yangon is one of the largest reclining Buddha’s in the world.  It measures 16m high (approximately 6 stories) and 65m long.

The Buddha is beautiful, with a white porcelain face and blue eyeshadow.  Particularly lovely, in my opinion, are the pink fingernails and toenails with their gold edges.  The eyes made from imported Japanese glass are startlingly real looking.

The Pagoda is open daily from 6 am until 8 pm. Entrance fee is US$ 5 per person.

Outside the building are stalls with flowers in order to make an offering while you are there.

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Slight fixation with socks. At last count, I had enough pairs of socks to last 14 weeks without having repeat a pair. IT geek by profession. Disney nut. 3rd world loan shark (http://Kiva.org ). Finds humour in the inappropriate. Holiday planner extraordinaire. Mum to doglets. Crazy Dachshund lady.

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2 thoughts on “Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda & Reclining Buddha, Yangon, Myanmar

  1. I can’t get over how much Gold there is and how so much has survived the ravaged of colonialism and everything from WWii to the present.

    Posted by suchled | February 2, 2015, 2:06 pm

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