Chaukhtatgyi Buddha Temple, Yangon

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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
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About Chaukhtatgyi Buddha Temple, Yangon

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. 

Chaukhtatgyi Buddha Temple Information

  • Follow the rituals while entering the temple.

Chaukhtatgyi Buddha Temple Ticket Prices

  • Entry is free.

How To reach Chaukhtatgyi Buddha Temple by Public Transport

  • By hired taxi from Yangon city centre.

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Chaukhtatgyi Buddha Temple, Yangon Reviews

  • Really beautiful to go see but don't spend too much time. Reminded me of the reclining Buddha in Bangkok. Definitely worth a visit. We spent around half an hour walking around here. You’ll be asked to walk around barefoot as a sign of respect. So if you’re OCD or afraid to walk barefoot, perhaps not the place for you. But you can hold your shoes in your hand as you walk around. Try not to speak too loudly as people are praying and thus, soak in the culture and history as you walk around.

  • Big Buddha, we visited in the late afternoon and there were no tourists, just locals and some dogs. There was a guy inside that insisted on us meeting with his uncle to get a blessing in exchange for a donation, we skipped it. We spent less than 10'.

  • Yes, a good place to visit when in Yangon. It houses one of the largest reclining buddha statue in Myanmar. 🙏

  • Interesting place. Gigantic Buddah. Real peaceful. No aircon, so just be prepred.

  • Even more than the laying Buddha I enjoyed the wall paintings in this place.

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