Paya Chaukhtatgyi

Local nameခြောက်ထပ်ကြီး စေတီ
LocationBahan Township, Yangon, Myanmar

Chaukhtatgyi Buddha Temple is the most well-known Buddhist temple in Bahan Township, Yangon, Yangon Region, Myanmar. It houses one of the most revered reclining Buddha images in the country. The Buddha image is 66 metres long, and one of the largest in Burma.The construction was sponsored by a wealthy Burmese Buddhist, Sir Po Tha, in 1899. The image was completed in 1907 by another construction company, but was not proportioned correctly, and the Buddha's face had an aggressive expression.In the 1950s, the old Buddha image was demolished and temple trustees began work to replace the image, under the supervision of U Thaung, a master craftsman from Tavoy. Large glass eyes with dimensions of 1.77 by .58 metres were custom-created at Naga Glass Factory. The Buddha image was consecrated in 1973.

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Opening hours

Daily: 6 am - 8 pm

Admission

Free admission.

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaukhtatgyi_Buddha_Temple

More information http://myanmartravelinformation.com/yangon-where-to-visit/chauk-htat-gyi-pagoda.html

Phone +95 9 790 635141

Address Bahan Township, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)

Coordinates 16°48'42.067" N 96°9'50.089" E

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