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129 metres tall and the second tallest statue in the world, built in 2008, near the town of Monywa, in Sagaing District. This statue was built by the Most Venerable Mahabodi Tahtaung Sayadaw Bhaddanta Narada. He died at age 76, in late 2006, just fifteen months short of seeing his huge statue complete. I had the possibility to stay in the Monastery for one night. It's an amazing place. You can climb inside the 129-metre Buddha just to floor 16 (still other 16 floors closed for visiting and under works). The reclining Buddha is 95 metres long, and lost in the long-grassed fields of Buddhas is another gigantic Buddha, sitting on four elephants. Let's give it some time and a little bit of antiquity, but it's worth to travel in there and to start conversations with the venerable monks and visit the inside Buddha, be overwhelmed with the beautiful views and entering hell .... as the inside is dedicated to showing you exactly what hell is like, a veritable museum of torture and pain in the afterlife. The paintings are magnificent.

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