Giant Buddha

The original giant Buddha was built from teak. It can be seen in the photo below but eroded over time from years of exposure to the elements. Look closely and you can see people seated on the Buddhas arm.

Teak Buddha.
Teak Buddha.

A giant 70-meter long reclining Buddha was built to replace the destroyed teak Buddha. A pagoda was also built to protct the new Buddha from the elements. Locals often gather to pay homage and pray to this giant Buddha.

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Buddha getting cleaned.
Buddha getting cleaned.
Erich and our guide Lily reading about the traditional symbols carved in the feet of the statue carved with traditional symbols
Erich and our guide Lily reading about the traditional symbols carved in the feet of the statue.

Stray cats and dogs lounging inside and outside of the pagoda.imageimageimageimage

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