Chaukhtatgyi Buddha Temple

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  • Address: Shwegondine Road, Bahan Township, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
  • Timings: 06:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: 6082 MMK
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids

Located in Bahan Township in Yangon, the Chaukhtatgyi Buddha temple is a beautiful temple devoting to the revered reclining images of Buddha. The Buddha image kept here is 66 metres (217 ft) long, and is one of the largest in Burma. The construction of this temple was carried out by a rich Burmese Buddhist, Sir Po Tha, in 1899. The Reclining Buddha image is defined here with very expressive colors, white face, red lips, blue eye shadow, golden robe and red finger nails. Consecrated in 1973, this image looks serene and calm and thus attracts a lot of devotees due to its sublimity. 

  • Follow the rituals while entering the temple.

  • Entry is free.

  • By hired taxi from Yangon city centre.

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  • Chaukhtatgyi Buddha Temple Address: Shwegondine Road, Bahan Township, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
  • Chaukhtatgyi Buddha Temple Timing: 06:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • Chaukhtatgyi Buddha Temple Price: 6082 MMK
  • Best time to visit Chaukhtatgyi Buddha Temple(preferred time): 06:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Chaukhtatgyi Buddha Temple: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 93.49% of people who visit Yangon include Chaukhtatgyi Buddha Temple in their plan

  • 26.74% of people start their Chaukhtatgyi Buddha Temple visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Chaukhtatgyi Buddha Temple

Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday

92.53% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Chaukhtatgyi Buddha Temple

People normally club together Bogyoke Aung San Museum and Tomb Of Bahadur Shah Zafar while planning their visit to Chaukhtatgyi Buddha Temple.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • Great tourist stop. Can see the very large reclining Buddha for no entrance fee. Look up the day of the week you were born before coming here and ask a local which animal to look for (Monday is Tiger) so you take part of the tradition of pouring water over the appropriate Buddha.

  • I think this is the third biggest reclining Buddha in the world. Currently it is being renovated. Worth a wait (if you are able to do so) until this is completed before visiting.

  • Stunning reclining Buddha statue inside a large sheltered building. This is not much crowded as other famous pagodas in Yangon. No entrance fee (as I was not charge for entering the premises). The day I went, statue was re painting. Hence I couldn't see the real view of the Buddha statue. This is a must visit in Yangon located in shwegondine road.

  • A historic place where you can see a huge stupa of lying Buddha. You can also view histories at the top of the ceilings.

  • If you think the Shwedagon Pagoda is too crowded, this "Chauk Htat Kyi Pagoda" or "Reclining Buddha" will be different for you. Although there is no long staircase to walk here, this Pagoda has a spacious car parking with peaceful green environment. Being the biggest reclining Buddha statue in Myanmar, the statue is currently under renovation. It's a great place to spend some of your time to enchant and offer your prayers. P.S: I saw some of the reviews mentioning this Reclining Buddha as "female Buddha". That is NOT TRUE, guys. There is such a thing like female Buddha although I'm not sure if the word "female" has different usage here. Literally, Buddha was under "male" category.

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