Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda Reclining Buddha

The temple once stood a standing Buddha in 1907. Quoting the description from Lonely Planet, “but one day he got tired and collapsed into a heap on the floor, whereupon he was replaced with monster-sized lazy reclining buddha you see today”.

Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda (2)

I took a closer look and not really sure if the crown is really encrusted with diamonds and gems.

Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda (5)

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