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The Shwethalyaung, a colossal reclining statue of Buddha (181 feet [55 m] long), is to the west of the modern town and is reputedly one of the most lifelike of all the reclining Buddha figures; allegedly built in AD-994, it was lost when Bago (Pegu...more
It’s very impressive and more ‘lifelike’ than the one in Yangon.
It’s open air - which does mean burning feet on the hot tiles in the sun.
Just see quickly as part of a Bago tour. Get your photo and go!
With long history behind, this reclining buddha is indoor and more impressive (compare to Mya-Tha-Hlyaung). You can also enjoy shopping for some myanmar products on the stair-ways. Dont forget to enjoy the back of the statues for the history of it.
Another attraction in Bago, pay Kyats 10k and you get to go in to 4 attractions. Big reclining Buddha- see photo.
But once again the floor is dirty, saw the local eating inside the temple and waste on the floor.
I dont recommend to especially...More
There are two huge reclining Buddhas in Bago, the open air one and the indoor one.
The Shwethalyaung is the indoor one, and due to that the better preserved one. It dates back to 10 c but it was remodeled during the ages. It's periodically...More
The Shwethalyaung Buddha is very impressive; I'm not sure that measuring Buddhas by size and using the indicators for competition makes any sense at all. It seems to be the #1 of the four great Bago sites for the (local) tourists in any case. It...More
As far as I am aware there are not that many reclining Buddhas in Myanmar (not compared to other places) and a trip into Bago to see them is worthwhile. This one is covered and has at the back a pictorial history of how it...More
This is a small city located between Yangon and the Great Golden Rock. There are several tourist attractions that worth visit like the Shwethalyaung Buddha, the two reclining Buddha, one indoor and one outdoor, the Kanbawzathadi Palace, a Monastery and another smaller Pagoda. The trick...More
Come to Bago, you should also visit to this Buddha that featured one of the largest sleeping Buddha . It was recorded 941AD when this was built. There are story board behind the Buddha to tell the story the old Burmese king who was not...More
We visited this as part of our private tour of Bago and it is likely to be on your itinerary if you go here. It's quite a stunning reclining Buddha with lots of intricate details. No more than 15-20 minutes to visit.