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  Chauk Htat Gyi Reclining Buddha

 

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The Chauk Htat Gyi Reclining Buddha image in Yangon has a length of 65.85 meter. Its construction stared in 1899 and was completed in 1907, though it initially had a length of just 59.28 meter.

 

Extensive reconstruction of the image completed in 1973, extending its length to 65.85 meters. The reclining Buddha of Wat Phrathat Suthon Mongkon Khiri in Thailand is built in Burmese style and was probably inspired by the Chauk Htat Gyi image (fig.).

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1648'42.0"N 9609'49.7"E

 

  Chauk Htat Gyi Reclining Buddha