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Great holmertz 2020-12-13 0:42

Hello Ronny,
I remember seeing a large reclining Buddha in Bago (then known as Pegu) in 1972, but it was obviously not this one. The note explained why I couldn't recognize this. This one is huge, but they built it in a way that allowed photographers good shooting angles. You obviously had enough time in Bago to take this photo when the light was favourable.
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Gert

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Old 12-13-2020, 08:11 AM
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Hello Gert!
I guess the Buddha you have seen is Shwethalyaung-Buddha
It is in a roofed hall and the frontside is open.
The Buddha, which has a length of 55 metres (180 ft) and a height of 16 metres (52 ft), is believed to have been built in 994, during the reign of Mon King Migadepa. It was lost in 1757 when Pegu was pillaged. During British colonial rule, in 1880, the Shwethalyaung Buddha was rediscovered under a cover of jungle growth. Restoration began in 1881, and Buddha's mosaic pillows (on its left side) were added in 1930.
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hello Ronny and Gert,

The story of this other big Buddha in Bago is here:
https://www.trekearth.com/gallery/photo1338117.htm
Maybe I will show the whole monument one day?

Have a nice Sunday
Malgo
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