This is the Chauk Htat Gyi pagoda, or reclining Buddha of Burma.
I like to think of it as the glamorous Buddha.
This lovely statue has pink nails, pretty blue eye shadow (or as the two Thai women I met there said, it is a “pretty-eyed Buddha”), and is clothed in glittery gold robe.
The afternoon I went to Chauk Htat Gyi, I didn’t really mean to end up there, but I did. And, as it turns out, the moment I arrived, the rains started and didn’t stop for the next several hours. Camera and I waited out the rains and I can certainly think of worse places to spend a few hours. By the end of my time, I still couldn’t come to terms with how grand, beautiful, and overall, quiet this place is.