Giant Buddha of Bago

Giant Buddha, Bago, Myanmar

Giant Buddha, Bago, Myanmar

The town of Bago is a couple of hours drive from Yangon (Rangoon) in Myanmar (Burma). In one of the travel guides I saw the town described as a sort of Disneyland of Buddhism. Although this was a little harsh the writer was referring to the sheer volume of colourful Buddhist statues dotted all over the place. This one was the most impressive of them all. The magnificent gigantic sleeping Buddha just on the edge of town. This alone made the visit worthwhile.