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70 metre long reclining Buddha in Yangon Myanmar. Story within.

70 metre long reclining Buddha in Yangon Myanmar. Story within.

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John Moore

Free Member, Karratha

70 metre long reclining Buddha in Yangon Myanmar. Story within.

Hello all my friends out there in cyber space.
Whilst on the subject of Buddha's, here is another large one, this one is 70 metres long.
It is located downtown Yangon Myanmar at the Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda's with it's faded colonial atmosphere.
The distinguishing marks on the soles of the Buddha.
There are a hundred and eight distinguishing marks on both soles of the Buddha.
They represent the three worlds, but this is a complete story which I shall write about later.
Yangon has been the capital of Myanmar since the middle of the 19th century when
the British transformed it into their administrative centre of Further India.
It's impressive colonial and spiritual heritage makes Yangon one
of the most fascinating capitals of South East Asia.
Our thank goes out once more, to our mate, FC member Thu Nyo, who took a days leave to take
us around to visit this amazing Buddha.
Be blessed all of you!!


Comments 19

  • Michael Schusser 05/20/2007 2:40

    Excellent view. I walked aroung the Buddha too. The dimensions are unbelieveable. Did you see the reclinig Buddha in Bago?

    Best wishes,
  • Tony (Anthony) Rowell 03/21/2007 15:56

    Great capture John and super dof,cheers.Tony.
  • Stefan S. Mosley 03/21/2007 12:27

    Your photos and your narratives immerse us in the very environments you have visited abd photographed. I'm fascinated by this image.
  • Joachim Häfner 03/21/2007 9:25

    A very spritual atmosphere. Well done.
    Greetings from ST, Joachim
  • Dragomir Vukovic 03/21/2007 6:10

    I am ready to go with you JOHN ^^^
  • N. Claudia 03/21/2007 5:08

    this is of insanity dimensions.
    you have excellently taken a photograph of it ... you have this whole order of magnitude cleanly form brought into this.
    a kind greeting for you, Claudia
  • Tom McAlexander 03/21/2007 0:57

    Love your perspective here, John. Isn't it curious that all the toe patterns are whorls?
  • John Bennett 03/20/2007 20:37

    Hi John,as usual a great picture and really sharp from head to toe.
  • Tanjung-Pinang 03/20/2007 20:26

    A super pic of this great golden lying man. I walked along him
    in 1969 and I tickeld him under the sole of his foots. Sorry, I think it was forbidden. It doesnt matter. Nobody had seen this spectacle
    Have a good trip and take care.
  • KasiaD 03/20/2007 20:06

    Just amazing - each square on his feet probably tells a story. Kathryn
  • Kerstin Rösler 03/20/2007 19:48

    wonderful impressive......fantastic perspektive choosen John.
    lg kerst
  • Anca Silvia B. 03/20/2007 19:09

  • Cees Kuijs 03/20/2007 18:57

    WOW, that`s a very big buddha !! Excellent clarity in this shot. Very well taken.
    Greetings, Cees
  • Rainer Rauer 03/20/2007 18:40

    A splendid shot, John. How could you get 70m into your small camera? :-))
  • Claire Laira 03/20/2007 18:18

    A great perspective...I never paid attention to his feet...thank you for sharing!
    Take care and best wishes,