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“Big buddha statue”
Review of Chaukhtatgyi Paya

Chaukhtatgyi Paya
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$75.00*
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Private Full-Day Yangon City Tour and Circular Train Ride
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

I went here because this temple was recommended by lonely planet. Nothing can really be seen. Only a huge Buddha statue. My friends have found it very interesting and amazing. But for me, It was just good not spectacular. Taxi from the Swedagon temple to here cost about 2000 K (myanmar currency)

Thank indahroesyanto
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Reviewed January 26, 2013

An outstanding image of Buddha in a reclining position. A little out of the way. Few tourists make it here. My wife and I visited Yangon on our own and this was one of the highlights of the visit. Compares VERY favorably with the large reclining Buddha in Bangkok. The place is an active temple too. Many worshipers all around the place. We gad the very good fortune to be there at the time when a group of about 60 novice nuns, dressed in their pink nun garb, were visiting the temple on a pilgrimage. We were there around noontime and the nuns sat in two long rows facing one another, on the floor, barefoot and all, and chanted several chants before they had their lunch which consisted of sticky rice and some vegetables that had been donated. They were simply divine to look at. We understood that most of these girls were orphaned but that is not the main way girls enter the novitiate. It was a wonderful experience to be able to observe. At the end of their meal, they climbed in the backs of pick up trucks outfitted with benches on each side for the ride back to their monastery. It was a sweet place altogether and suitable for a personal prayer for anyone choosing to do so. It is quiet and reverent atmosphere. Highly recommended.

Thank MojaveMax
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

This is huge, very impressive and little visited by the tour busses, so there are no shops selling tut. one of the best big buddha's in Burma

Thank PhillKentUK
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Reviewed January 17, 2013

Even if you've been to the Reclining Buddha in Bangkok, this one is still worth visiting. Good luck getting the whole thing in a picture though! The housing is a bit dishevelled, but well worth an hour of your time in Yangon.

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Reviewed January 12, 2013

There are several places in SE Asia where there are Reclining Buddha statues and the "temple or Pagoda" to go with it. Chaukhtatgyi Paya is another important shrine in Yangon. It is a giant statue of the reclining Buddha with the features of Buddha being Indian rather than the usual Chinese image. Given Buddha was Indian to start with this is a good image. From a platform near the giant feet you can see the statue more clearly.

1  Thank Eaa1947
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