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Boddhi Tataung Pagoda Complex
Myanmar (Burma), Monywa, March 2012

The Boddhi Tataung Pagoda Complex is a sprawling site filled with Buddha statues, bodhi trees, and pagodas, established by the Bodhi Tataung sayadaw in the 1960s.

From http://www.nevworldwonders.com/2011/11/10-wonder-bodi-tataung-standing-buddha.html :
"According to inscriptions on-site, there are now something in the region of nine thousand trees and over ten thousand Buddha images. Ten thousand does not seem to be an exaggeration: there are a lot of Buddhas around. Entire fields of sitting Buddhas are scattered around the overall Bodhi Tataung site. There must be something in the region of a thousand sitting Buddhas alone surrounding the Aung Setkyar Pagoda that sits near the foot of the Standing Buddha statue. The numbers are overwhelming, and the experience of walking through an overgrown field filled with row after row of near-identical sitting Buddhas is quite a spooky one, especially as each statue has a small stone inscription at the front, giving the scene the feel of a forgotten graveyard."
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Jul 24 2012 18:09 GMT 25barb
What wonderful experiences you have had.. Did you do the trip on your own...It seems as though you have seen so much that would not have been possible on a guided tour.
This is incredible... what a capture. and, your notes are grand... I look forward to your posts. Super subject, colors, lighting and presentation.
Jul 24 2012 18:19 GMT ujbanyiv
Interesting Photo.
Jul 24 2012 18:24 GMT FRIESIAN
Absolutely fantastic series Peter!
Jul 24 2012 18:49 GMT senna3
We travelled with a group Barb. In countries where we don't speak the language we always choose for a guided tour.
Thanks for the nice comment!
Jul 24 2012 18:59 GMT charlie26
Great one.
Jul 24 2012 19:11 GMT senna3
Thank you Jannie.
Jul 24 2012 19:12 GMT senna3
Thank you Jacqueline.
Jul 24 2012 19:21 GMT elsje323
Jul 24 2012 19:22 GMT Annamaria
Lots of buddha's! Nice find, Peter!!
Jul 24 2012 19:30 GMT bandsix
Great shot...amazing text, too:)
Jul 24 2012 20:30 GMT linnywv PRO
Looks so peaceful!
Jul 24 2012 20:41 GMT wijnie58
Excellent shot of the buddha's, Peter..:-))
Jul 25 2012 02:25 GMT junne PRO
there is safety in numbers :-)))
Jul 25 2012 03:22 GMT martini957
A heap of em...awesome shot
Jul 25 2012 14:22 GMT hans55 PRO
a buddah lovers paradise ...fantastic place for pictures !!!
Jul 25 2012 15:06 GMT Lalbabu
Awwwa what a site & great informative notes by you!!!!
Jul 26 2012 07:17 GMT senna3
Thank you all for the nice comments!