Myanmar: Monywa Standing Buddha (video)

 


WATCH: 22 Monywa Standing Buddha, Myanmar (Burma)

During our drive we could begin to see the 420ft tall Buddha and the lying Buddha which is also enormous. It is the largest Standing Buddha in Asia but perhaps in the world. Prior to arriving at the complex with the enormous Buddhas, we saw a garden of Buddhas sitting under their umbrellas. We climbed up staircase after staircase (which reminded us all of Mandalay Hill) and found the shopping pavilions closing up. At last we reached the platform for the lying Buddha around the back you can enter the lying Buddha in his left posterior. We ascended more stairs and reached the colossal Standing Buddha with its vast pavilion which at nearly sunset was empty. The stunning view of the area with the last rays of the sun made this brobidigian Buddha seem even more incredible and golden. There was construction on the giant Buddha but you can go up to the 17th floor of the 40 stories.

Boddhi-Tataung (1000 Buddhas) is four kilometers from Thanboddhay Pagoda in a grove of Banyan trees, which each have a Buddha image at its base. “A good place for meditation and thinking.” See the other videos of Thanboddhay Pagoda and Hop Win Daung Caves where we went earlier on the same day in Monywa, Myanmar (Burma). October 8, 2012

This movie is from our 28 days in Myanmar (Burma) from September 28, 2012 to October 26, 2012 and our year TRIP in South East Asia, see all the videos from our trip.

Lisa Ellen Niver

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One response to “Myanmar: Monywa Standing Buddha (video)

  1. Wow! We are envious! We have always wanted to visit Burma!!!! I’m sure that the country will be changing a lot from what you saw in 2012…and what an incredible way to spend a month! This is one of the countries that is on our top 10 list!!!

    I’m excited to read more about your adventures on your blog…we’re also scuba nuts (only PADI advanced certified, though!) and we aspire to reach the Centurion Club! (we are at 60…).

    Thanks for sharing and happy travels! Jill from Road Warrior 😉

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