Chaudaki Reclining Buddha Temple is a famous scenic spot in Myanmar, and almost every tourist will visit here. This reclining Buddha is the largest reclining Buddha in Southeast Asia. It was originally a sitting Buddha and later changed into a reclining Buddha with Burmese jade. It is very unique and worth visiting
Because there is the largest reclining Buddha in Southeast Asia, of course I have to come and see it. The reclining Buddha was built in 1907 and is 68.88 meters long and 11.88 meters high. The old man is most interested in the big feet of the Reclining Buddha. 108 patterns are carved on the soles of the feet that are as high as a person. Among them, 59 people’s worlds, 21 animal worlds and 28 are carved out. The world of gods symbolizes the heaven and earth and everything under his feet. It means that the Buddha is far beyond these three levels. Above the gods, it also means that man has 108 reincarnations. There is a mural on the wall opposite the soleplate of the Reclining Buddha's feet, (the last two photos), that is the story of Sakyamuni's birth to his death. The last photo is of Shakyamuni’s hair cut off as a monk, and his eight hair relics are sealed in the tower of the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon.
This temple is known for its large, gold reclining Buddha and is certainly worth your attention if you're temple-hopping around Yangon.
Almost every Asian city has at least one statute of Reclining Buddha, it is no different in Yangon. We liked Chaukhtatgyi the most because it is really huge and colourful. The other thing we liked was a make- up on Buddha's face which is something we have never seen before.