Laykyun Sekkya

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Laykyun Sekkya
လေးကျွန်းစင်္ကြာ
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The Laykyun Sekkya in Myanmar
Coordinates 22°04′49″N 95°17′22″E / 22.080207°N 95.289359°E / 22.080207; 95.289359 (Laykyun Setkyar)Coordinates: 22°04′49″N 95°17′22″E / 22.080207°N 95.289359°E / 22.080207; 95.289359 (Laykyun Setkyar)
Location Khatakan Taung, near Monywa, Myanmar
Type Statue
Height 116 metres (381 ft)
Beginning date 1996
Completion date 21 February 2008.

The Laykyun Sekkya Buddha (Burmese: လေးကျွန်းစင်္ကြာ) is, as of 2016, one of the top three tallest statues in the world at 116 metres (381 ft). [1]

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This statue of Gautama Buddha stands on a 13.5-metre (44 ft) throne located in the village of Khatakan Taung, near Monywa, Myanmar. Construction began in 1996 and it was completed on 21 February 2008. It was commissioned by the Chief Abbot Ven. Nãradã.[citation needed]

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