Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda is well-known in Yangon for its colossal length of 65 meters. It lies down in a large metal roof shed.
History of ChaukHtatGyi Pagoda
Once upon a time, the pagoda was a forest and also a suitable place to meditate for the monks. In 1907, the donor U Hpo Thar gave in charity of the reclining Buddha Image. But in 1966, people renovated it and expanded it’s height into 5 meters. People entirely offered the heavy cost for renovation.You can also find out their names and contributed amounts on the beams of the roof.
The eyelash of the image comprises with the feather of peafowl. The most important point is that the eyes, which make up of glass from a glass factory. Another point is that the glass are special imported glass from Japan. It is the major factor that this image is not similar with another Buddha Images.
Location of Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda
You can find this pagoda on Shwe Gon Taing Road, Tamwe Township. Ngar Htat Gyi Pagoda is just across from the ChaukHtatGyi. That pagoda also contain a huge Buddha Image which wears a golden robe. On the other hand, Shwedagon is just a short distance from that one. Moreover, you can also enjoy shopping at Excel Tower Shopping Mall.
Features of Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda
Ancient people inscribed the information of Buddhism in plaques with both Myanmar and English languages. Many consider that this Image is similar with Shwethalyaung Buddha in Bago. Nevertheless, there is a slight different in pose between these two Images.
There are other similar pagodas which name Ngar Htat Gyi and Koe Htat Gyi. Ngar Htat Gyi is in the height of 5 storeys and Koe Htat Gyi is 9 storeys in height. Therefore many consider that Chauk Htat Gyi is 6-Storey-High Buddha.
Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda is impressive because of 65 meters in length and 16 meters in height. Visitors usually recognize this Image as ‘Sweet-Eyed Buddha Image’ because of the eyes. Not only the nails are in red but also the lips are vermilion. Moreover, you can also study the previous life of Buddha at the soles of the feet of the Image. That soles consist of 108 segments in red and gold colors.
You can also observe a small shrine, Ma Thay, close to the Buddha’s feet. Ma Thay was a holy man who was prodigious enough to regulate the rain in order that the sailors could have a safe journey.
Environment Around Chauk Htat Gyi
Shweminwon Sasana Yeiktha Meditation Center, has an attachment to Chauk Htat Gyi. It is also where the giant number of Buddhisms gather up for meditation. The monasteries with over 600 monks accommodate in the vicinity of the pagoda. The monks are here in order that they would like to study Buddhist Scriptures from the senior and qualified monks.
Entrance Fee and Opening Hour
Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda opens daily from 6am to 8pm.
According to updating information, there is not any entrance fee to charge.