Mya Tha Lyaung Reclining Buddha
Mya Tha Lyaung Reclining Buddha is known as a solitary statue that lies in the outdoors with neither temple nor pagoda surrounding it.
Local legend says that every time construction for a building to house it is started, storms thwart their efforts and so they have left the Buddha as it is, exposed. The statue was built in 2001 and it is 269 feet long. Its vicinity is a huge attraction to tourists because photo opportunities are aplenty. The Buddha’s youthful face with its head supported on its palm exude serenity and peacefulness. This recent addition to Myanmar’s colossal reclining Buddha collection is due to local Buddhists’ pledge to earn merit for their spiritual advancement. As such, the craftsmanship for its creation is impressive. Despite being left open to the weather and the elements, the locals have kept their reclining Buddha in tip-top condition.
Mya Tha Lyaung Reclining Buddha is located in Bago, Myanmar.
Opening Days and Hours
Opens daily from 8:00 to 20:00.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Entrance is USD 10 – this includes a visit to other historical sights.
How to Get There
- Take a bus from Yangon to Bago.
- From the town centre, charter a rickshaw to Mya Tha Lyaung Reclining Buddha.
- Solo travelers/backpackers
Time to Spend
Suggested duration in this attraction is one hour.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
The best time to visit is between 9:00 and 11:00. Tourists visit after lunch.
Kyaw Swa, Shwe Li, Royal Taste Restaurant, Fresh Thai, and Heritage Restaurant are some of the top options in the area.
- Golden Palace
- Kyaik Kun Pagoda
- Shemawdaw Pagoda
Tourists can avail accommodations from Oak Thar Kyaw Hotel, Shwe Pyi Resort, Famous Hotel Bago, and Bawga Theiddi Hotel. Rates range from USD 50 to USD 65.