Kyaikpun Buddha

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Kyaikpun Buddha
ကျာ်ပန်
Kyaik Pun Paya - Bago, Myanmar 20130219-01.jpg
Kyaikpun Buddha is located in Myanmar
Kyaikpun Buddha
Shown within Myanmar
Basic information
Location Bago
Geographic coordinates 17°18′15″N 96°27′32″E / 17.304167°N 96.458889°E / 17.304167; 96.458889Coordinates: 17°18′15″N 96°27′32″E / 17.304167°N 96.458889°E / 17.304167; 96.458889
Affiliation Theravada Buddhism
Country Myanmar
Architectural description
Founder King Migadipa
Completed 7th century

Kyaikpun Pagoda (Burmese: ကျိုက်ပွန်ဘုရား, IPA: [tɕaiʔpʊ̀ɴ pʰəjá])(ကျာ်ပန် in Mon, Kyaik (Buddha) & Pon (Four), is a pagoda in the Bago Division of Burma, in the city of Bago. Most notably, Kyaik Pun Pagoda is the home to the Four Seated Buddha shrine, a 90 ft (27 m) statue depicting the four Buddhas namely Kakusandha, Konagamana, Kassapa, and Gautama seated in four positions, sitting back to back to four directions. The Four Seated Buddha was built by King Migadippa of Bago in the 7th Century AD (tradition) and renovated by King Dhammazedi in the 15th century AD.