Chaukhtatgyi Buddha, Yangon (Rangoon)

Monument · Religious Site
Stare at a mesmerizing, massive reclining figure of Chaukhtatgyi Buddha, and the gilt robed giant will return a blissful smile to you. Housed in a huge metal shed, the 65 m (213 ft) long and 16 m (52 ft) high statue enjoys immense reverence in Myanmar. Started in 1899, the statue took until 1907 to complete and has since undergone several restorations. Note the scenes from Buddha's life carved into its feet. Plan to see Chaukhtatgyi Buddha and other attractions that appeal to you using our Yangon (Rangoon) itinerary planner.
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  • This Buddha statue, which is situated in a stunning pagoda, is so much larger in real life than it appears in photos. It requires contemplation and admiration, particularly due to the attention to...  more »
  • Good place to visit. Long and huge reclining Buddha statue. Many smaller statues with different Buddha positions. Unfortunately I visited during maintenance of the statue when it was completely...  more »
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