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“Huge reclining Buddha statue” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Chaukhtatgyi Paya

Chaukhtatgyi Paya
Shwe Gon Daing Road, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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Yangon City Sightseeing Tour
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“Huge reclining Buddha statue”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Okay admittedly there are very many reclining Buddha but this one was a new experience in itself for the fact that this is perhaps the only place I found that left a whole space for movement. There is enough space to walk around and experience the beauty of this statue. The main attraction of the statue is the eyes which is very life like and one has to be in its presence to know the difference and importance. The foot carries 108 symbols and this is explained both in Burmese and English. Accompanying the statue is eight statues that represent 8 days of week as per Burmese tradition but owing to modern times it has divided one of the statues to represent morning and evening. There is an active monastery along with the place and it is actually nice to have the monks who are happy to interact and share their beliefs and knowledge.

Visited May 2014
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“Amazing!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I loved my visit here, the laying statue is huge and impressive. Housed under what is basically on old tin roof it's very visible and much better than the one in Bangkok. The size is amazing, the detail incredible and it truly is beautiful. It was busy when I was there with visitors and pilgrims, and the atmosphere was very serene. The grounds themselves are also worth walking around as there are lots of old wooden building housing monks etc. well worth the trip out to see.

Visited March 2014
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“Hardly worth the visit”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

The large reclining buddha is indeed large but otherwise, not particularly beautiful or interesting.

Visited May 2014
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“Impressive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Very beautiful. We had just been to the Nargar Glass Factory and had heard the story of the making of the Buddha's eyes so that made the visit a bit more interesting. The eyes are hand-blown glass spheres 5ft x 2ft that were taken in through Buddha's nostrils!

Visited April 2014
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“Beautiful and serene”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

The scale of the Budda is breathtaking. It does not seem to get as busy as other attractions and you can move around freely and admire the detail. By far the most enjoyable trip in Yangon.

Visited October 2013
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