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Awesome place to visit.

This buddha is so big, it’s awesome to take pictures here. In general there is a lot to see around... read more

Reviewed May 22, 2018
Greater London, United Kingdom
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The largest Buddha in Myanmar

Although it has barely been completed for 10 years it makes an impressive and unusual sight... read more

Reviewed February 28, 2018
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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| Village of Khatakan Taung, Monywa, Myanmar
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Reviewed May 22, 2018 via mobile

This buddha is so big, it’s awesome to take pictures here. In general there is a lot to see around the “park” - many temples and buddhas. Very friendly locals live here.

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Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

In the middle of a forest there is the tallest buddha in the world. (which I did not re-check on Google yet). It is 31 stories high, 116m tall and you can go up im the inside. There you move through the different stages of...More

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Reviewed April 20, 2018 via mobile

Can't believe that these statues were built on a high ground and can see them when approaching the temple from far.

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Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

Really impressive standing Buddha with 116 meters and the reclining Buddha of 90 m!!! From the path you can stop in some temples and contemplating them from far and there is even a sitting Buddha being built soon ! Really a must to do between...More

Thank Simonest
Reviewed February 28, 2018

Although it has barely been completed for 10 years it makes an impressive and unusual sight. Coupled with the equally enormous reclining Buddha and the sitting Buddha(in the course of construction) and the forest of ten thousand small Buddhas not to mention the nearby Thanboddhay...More

Thank davagib
Reviewed December 31, 2017 via mobile

This is famous for the Giant Standing Buddha statue, the second tallest in the world. It is located in Monywa Township, Sagaing Region, Upper Burma, Myanmar. This Buddha Statu was built by Bodhi Ta Htaung Sayadaw. It is the hollow typed Statue. Can climb by stairs inside the...More

Thank Pa P
Reviewed October 29, 2017

This is a first rate attraction simply for the huge (433 feet tall) standing, reclining, and seated (under construction) buddhas and the 'wow' look at that factor. Not being religious or Buddhist the size significance was lost on me but I won't discount it's importance...More

Thank AzRat
Reviewed August 14, 2017

The standing Buddha together with the reclining Buddha and the seated Buddha, which is being built, are all worth visiting though the Standing Buddha is the most spectacular. From outside it disappears into the clouds and is a totally amazing sight but close up it...More

Thank JamesBischoff
Reviewed July 2, 2017

One of the “must see” things in Myanmar, it is very hard not to see the world’s tallest Buddha from anywhere in the district. Located just down the road from Thanboddhay Paya (The ½ million Buddha Pagoda), I would have been happy not visiting, but...More

Thank Robert Q
Reviewed July 1, 2017 via mobile

What more can I say,just breathtaking view,you can walk up there,there's a balcony on the third floor,and you can see all the view there, there's two unfinished Buddha,one is the (photo 3)sitting Buddha(on the left side of the standing Buddha) and the other one is...More

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Ian G
November 21, 2016|
Response from adrianandkaren | Reviewed this property |
Personally, we found the huge standing Buddha and the reclining Buddha a cross between Disneyland and Sun City. If you like that sort of thing - fine. The caves at Po Win were filthy but again if you like monkeys and caves... More