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Laykyun Setkyar, Myanmar

From series “The Most Grandiose Statues and Monuments”
Year: 2008. Height: 116 meters.

Another sculpture that is able to impress with its size, is situated in Khatakan Taung. The monument of Laykyun Sekkya is dedicated to Buddha. The structure is 116 meters high and the pedestal is 13.4 meters. Construction of the monument began in 1996 and lasted for 12 years. It was officially opened in February 2008.

Laykyun Setkyar, Myanmar Travelers treat this huge sculpture as a an attractive visual object. However, locals refer to Laykyun Sekkya as a sacred embodiment and a place of worship. While looking at the statue, you can make sure that each element is precisely detailed. The sculpture is painted yellow. This color is considered a symbol of wisdom in Buddhism. The statue shows the image of Buddha Shakyamuni, the spiritual master, who is considered the founder of Buddhism. It is noteworthy that the sculpture was erected solely on the donations of local people. That fact explains a long period of construction.

The greatest Buddhist monument is situated near the city of Mandalay, which, in turn, is considered to be a Buddhist center of the country. Not all travelers are aware of the fact that Laykyun Sekkya has a rather complicated device. The statue of standing Buddha hides 27 floors and a special elevator. The reclining statue houses a temple. The surrounding garden of Bodhi trees, where about 9 000 plants are planted, is another landmark. It is believed that Buddha attained enlightenment during the rest under the Bodhi Tree. Next - Daibutsu Ushiku

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Fuel station: 'Shwe Taung Co. Ltd.' in 16 km
Police station: 'Myoma Police Station' in 16 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Kan Htoo Kan Thar Myanmar Restaurant' in 15 km
Railway station: 'Monywa' in 16 km
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Best hotels near Laykyun Setkyar

Smart Hotel

Located in 83 km from Laykyun Setkyar
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Rooms: 28
The hotel is 3 km from Zaycho Market and 5 km from Mandalay Hill. It is 45 km from Mandaly Airport. Rooms come with a flat-screen TV, minibar and … More: photo, rates and booking
The Hotel by the Red Canal

Located in 85 km from Laykyun Setkyar
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Rooms: 26
The hotel is a 15-minute drive to Mandalay Hill, city centre and Zegyo Market. Suites are fitted with a satellite TV, minibar and electric kettle. … More: photo, rates and booking
Aung Mingalar Hotel

Located in 106 km from Laykyun Setkyar
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Rooms: 24
The property is a 5-minute walk to Nyaung U Bus Terminal. It is a 15-minute drive to Bangan-Nyaung U Airport and Tha Yar Waddy Jetty. Nyaung U … More: photo, rates and booking
Bagan Umbra Hotel

Located in 107 km from Laykyun Setkyar
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Rooms: 57
Bagan Umbra Hotel is a 15-minute ride from local bus station and Nyaung U Airport. Rooms at this hotel are equipped with air conditioning, a seating … More: photo, rates and booking

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