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Shwe Tha Lyaung Reclining Image

Bago, Myanmar (Burma)

Buddhist Temple
Monument

The Shwethalyaung Buddha is huge, at 180 feet long and 52 feet high. However, after a 1757 pillaging of the area, the world lost track fo the Buddha, only to have a British railway engineer accidentally rediscover it, completely overgrown with jungle, in 1880.  The Buddha was given a giant mosaic pillow in 1930 and is currently kept under a rather unattractive enormous shed.  It was one of the main attractions in this area.

Location of Shwe Tha Lyaung Reclining Image