Laykyun Sekkya

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Laykyun Sekkya
လေးကျွန်းစင်္ကြာ
ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံေဒသဓာတ္ပံုၿပိဳင္ပြဲဝင္ 7.jpg
The Laykyun Sekkya in Myanmar
Coordinates22°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)
LocationKhatakan Taung, near Monywa, Myanmar
TypeStatue
Height
  • statue: 116 metres (381 ft)
  • including base: 129.2 metres (424 ft)
Beginning date1996
Completion date21 February 2008.

The Laykyun Sekkya Buddha (Burmese: လေးကျွန်းစင်္ကြာ) is, as of 2018, the third-tallest statue 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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