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“Built in 2002, huge, uncrowded”

Los Angeles, California
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“Built in 2002, huge, uncrowded”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Stopped by this colossal reclining Buddha before heading back to Rangoon. It was built in 2002 and isn't historic, but it is worth a stop and look-see. No building covering it (perhaps the donations haven't come in for it yet) and no crowds. Saw one other person while we were there. A couple of vendors selling postcards and old coins, but otherwise you're left alone. The tiles do get quite hot in the afternoon sunshine. No socks allowed.

Visited February 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Size is distinguishing feature”
Reviewed January 19, 2013

This is one of the main attractions in Bago and worth seeing because of its size. Its too big to capture in one photo. There are some interesting details on this Buddha and make sure to go around the rear and look at the story in pictures regarding her.

Visited December 2012
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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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“Unusual position without a building to protect it.”
Reviewed March 5, 2012

We didn't stop here as we were short of time and wanted to visit the nearly nearby Shwethalyaung Temple and we wouldn't have time to do both. We were very surprised to see such a huge reclining Buddha out in the open like this without any cover of any sort. As far as I could find out the stakes for the site of the new temple complex were set out by Government Ministers, and religious leaders, on April 13 2002 (I think it was). Construction then started soon after in 'ancient styles' but although the reclining Buddha statue is completed, or nearly completed, there is clearly a lot more still to be done throughout the complex. I couldn't find out any time frame from when it might be finished. If you have time it looks like it would be worth stopping for a few minutes to see the statue and what progress has been made on the other buildings.

Visited November 2011
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Dresden, Germany
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“Under construction”
Reviewed December 4, 2011

This is the most beautiful sleeping buddha statue and it is larger than the one at Schwethalyaung Temple. The characters written on his feet is beautiful. However the statue is not complete because there should be some columns and a roof to protect the statue when it’s lying outdoor like this.

Visited November 2011
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