Laykyun Sekkya – The giant standing Buddha statue in Monywa

It is the second tallest Buddha statue in the world after the Buddha Spring Temple in China, and the third tallest in the world. Construction began in 1996 and it was completed on 21 February 2008.

The Laykyun Sekkya Buddha statue is 116 meters high and has thirty-one floors, referring to the 31 levels of existence or 31 kingdoms of the life cycle according to Buddhist literature. The pedestal is 13.5 meters high.

The giant statue of Gautama Buddhawith with gilded robe / Image source

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