Under the close supervision of the most venerable Sayadaw. Bhaddanta Jagara. Aggamahapandita. Abbot of Dhammathukha Monastery. the Bronze image of the Buddha (Kyay Thoon Payagyi) at Kyatawya Ward. Bahan Township. Yangon was built in 1911 AD. (Myanmar Era 1273). with the main cash donation of sisters Daw Aye Hla. Daw Aye Mya and their brother U Tha Htoo and also with the donation of public other well-wishers. The total construction of the Kyaythoon Payagyi finished in 1912.
Originally. the Kyaythoon Payagyi was sheltered in a temporary building made bamboo and thatch roofing.
On 5th waxing day of Thadingyut. M.E.1290 (October. 1928). under the supervision of Venerable Sayadaw from Dhammathukha Monastery. well-wishers constructed the original iron building with their cash donation.
The measure of the Kyaythoon Payagyi
|Height of the Image of the Buddha||: 24 feet 9 inches (7.56 metres)|
|Dimension of the|
|Lenght||: 22 feet (6.7 metres)|
|Breadth||: 15 feet (4.5 metres)|
|Height||: 5 feet 3 inches (1.6 metres)|
|Weight of the face||: 125 viss (450 pounds or 99 kilogrammes)|
|Body weight||: 19750 viss (32218 kilogrammes)|
|Total weight||: 19875 viss (32523 kilogrammes)|
All round renovations
First all-round renovation: from 1.3.1997 to 31.12.1997
Second all-round renovation: from 8.2.1998 to 10.3.1999
Third all-round renovation: from 6.10.2001 to 15.7.2004
The renovations of the Kyaythoon Payagyi where done at the expense of 120 million kyats by well-wishers led by the State.