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The Bogyoke Aung San Statue, or the Statue of General Aung San, was unveiled in 2017 in a celebration of the centenary of the former national leader. Bogyoke Aung San is hailed as a pioneer in the struggle for Myanmar independence.

Located in Mandalay’s Tagon Park between 56th and 57th streets, the statue is cast in brass and depicts Bogyoke Aung San sitting and surveying his surroundings. The statue features 2,880 kilograms of brass and is 13 feet tall. The sculptor behind the statue is Dae Nyunt Win, who is the daughter of celebrated Burmese brass sculptor U Win Maung of Mandalay.

If you wish to pay your respects to this national hero of Myanmar, you don’t have to travel all the way to Mandalay though. Yangon’s Kandawgyi Gardens, which is mere minutes away from Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake Yangon has a statue of Bogyoke Aung San too.

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