Skinny Buddha
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CatBostonTraveler
Arlington, VA264 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
A fun change of pace from the highly decorated and grand places we have visited in Myanmar. A quick walk around the grounds and we saw everything. No shoes allowed and no entrance fee but there is a donation box.

Many stray puppies on the day we visited - chasing us around for snacks!!!! We we're carrying a small plastic bag with maps, water, etc. and they were SURE it was food!!!!
Written February 4, 2019
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deborahk3
Maidstone, UK1,805 contributions
Feb 2018 • Friends
We walked to the Skinny Buddha site from our hotel just before the sun was setting. It is a unique representation of Buddha as I've never seen a skinny Buddha before on my travels. It is a relatively new statue having been built in 2011 and is presented in a classic sitting pose. Of all the Buddha statues that you see around Mandalay, the Skinny Buddha statue certainly stands out. The statue is 75 feet tall and Buddha has all the classic characteristic features- long ears, hands placed on the legs and a content smile on his serene face. Don't miss if your in Mandaly.
Written May 5, 2018
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ankyfire
Shanghai, China579 contributions
Feb 2019 • Solo
Well, it’s only a huge statue of skinny Buddha. Not much more there. And not much to do. But it is quite close to the palace complex (so You probably will be in the area anyway) and it is interesting, since Buddha is almost exclusively shown as at least having a big belly. It’s not an usual sight to see him be the opposite of typical depiction.
Written December 22, 2019
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Kai Wah
Malaysia2,803 contributions
Dec 2018 • Couples
Honestly, we have not seen any skinny Buddha before and not even throughout our trip in Myanmar. We were here during evening before we ended our day tour on our first night in Mandalay. There is a reclining Buddha within the compound. It is not something super impressive that must do in Mandalay unless it is along the way of journey with extra time. We didn’t manage to take any nice pictures since it was quite dim in the late evening.
Written December 27, 2018
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Satyendra Garg
National Capital Territory of Delhi, India6,976 contributions
Dec 2016 • Friends
In Mandalay it was good to see Skinny Buddha where Pagodas abound with beautiful images of Buddha. We had read about it and while in Mandalay saw while passing through the roads nearby. I told our driver to stop unscheduled for this monument as I thought apart from seeing the Pagodas it will be worth seeing skinny Buddha.
When we got there, we saw this grand statue of Buddha of the time when he underwent austerities. It is surprising that in Mandalay not many people know that before Buddha attained enlightenment he had undergone austerities and had become skinny and extremely weak.
At this place it was good to see Buddha, apart from skinny form, in reclining and other postures.
Written March 26, 2017
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SOH KIEN PENG
Singapore, Singapore6,658 contributions
Feb 2017 • Solo
Most attractions of Mandalay are concentrated at two main areas: one near Mandalay Hill and the other near Zaycho Market.

I stayed at a hostel at the junction of Street 35 and Street 58. There is a local pick-up that went directly to Mandalay Hill at the junction of 30th and 62th Street. So, I decided to walk this junction to take the local pick-up to the attractions around Mandalay Hill. Coincidentally, the Skinny Buddha is also located at the vicinity of this junction.

The attraction is not a pagoda per se as the Buddha statues on display are not housed in a building with roof and walls. But instead the Buddha statues are erected and displayed openly on an area equivalent to a badminton court. There are seated, standing and reclining Buddha statues studded around the court and the Skinny Buddha stands tall at the center of all of them. Admission is free.

The gigantic golden Skinny Buddha looms like a gilded stupa and stands aloft from the rest of the Buddha statues. I walked around and found the Reclining Buddha equally fascinating with her delicate architectural design. The attraction is not very big but the numerous Buddha statues are intrinsically beautiful and impressive. The place reminds of the Haw Par Villa in Singapore.
Written March 15, 2017
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travellersalways
Rome, Italy168 contributions
Jan 2017 • Friends
A refreshing change from visiting so many others around Myanmar. No entrance fee, saw no other tourists at the time we visited (around 6 pm). Well worth a little side trip - taxi drivers will know where it is.
Written January 31, 2017
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bikerbabe22
Milton, Canada730 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
This is unusual, as most Buddha statues are average size or plump, not this one! It certainly is tall and thin! Surrounding this Buddha are many other statues to see.
Written March 22, 2020
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TGDF
phnom penh73 contributions
Dec 2019
The Skinny Buddha alone was worth the trip for me as I have never seen anything like it but there are many other things to look at including a large lying Buddha. There is a small shrine down a path that almost makes you forget you are in the city.
Written January 6, 2020
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nonsense193
Englewood, FL193 contributions
Dec 2018 • Solo
This is a large area with many different Buddha and they also have prayer and chanting. Many other figures are there including, I think some Christians
Written December 20, 2018
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