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By Jared Downing , Photos By Phyo Thiha

The Reclining Buddha (Corner of Shwegondaing Roadand Phaung Daw Oo Street, Bahan Township)
The Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda, home to a 65-metre long reclining Buddha image, is for some reason less visited among foreigners than the throngs of local tourists. But the century-old teak monastery is worth a quick stop on your way to the Shwedagon Pagoda. As for the reclining Buddha itself: Let’s just say it’s bigger than you expect.  

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Jared Downing (@keystrokeerrors) is an American journalist from Colorado and Alabama. He likes podcasts, radio theatre and hitchhiking and collects cans of sardines from around the world. He blogs at http://sardines.fish.""

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