Located nearby the Swedagon Pagoda, Chauk Htat Gyi is home to a majestic image of reclining Buddha. The very huge 65 in length and 16 meters in height Chauk Htat Gyi Buddha image is having on a golden robe with the right arm supporting the back of the Buddha’s head. The Buddha’s foot print is containing 108 segments that describe the lives of Buddha in red and gold colors.
The construction of Chauk Htat Gyi was started at the beginning of the 20th century but, until 1966, it was finished by a devout Buddhist named U Hop Thar. Upon reaching the Buddha statue, tourists will see the 8 small shrines surrounding, representing eight days of a week (Wednesday counting as two). After paying homage to the reclining Buddha, people always come to the shrine of the Buddha of their birthdate to pray.
From the Chauk Htat Gyi, tourists can visit an equally impressive Ngar Htat Gyi Pagoda with a huge image of seated Buddha and an excellent artwork of the Buddha.