Maha Myat Muni Pagoda- Mahamuni Buddha Temple, Mandalay
(4.4/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web)
One of the country's major Buddhist pilgrimage sites, Maha Myat Muni Pagoda- Mahamuni Buddha Temple boasts a grand, golden image of Mahamuni Buddha. Tradition maintains that this realization of the Buddha is one of only five that were created during his lifetime, when according to legend, the Buddha visited the then capital of Arakan in 554 BC. The then king and his court were so moved by the Buddha's teachings that they asked him to leave an image of himself for the people to worship. Nowadays, the illustrious temple is lavishly adorned with golden spires and intricate flourishes. Look out for the Mahamuni museum on the temple grounds, where you'll have the opportunity to learn about the life of the Buddha. Make Maha Myat Muni Pagoda- Mahamuni Buddha Temple a part of your Mandalay vacation plans using our Mandalay trip builder.
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  • Mahamyamuni pagoda is a wonderful destination. Not just for the stunning Buddha statue itself, which is truly wondrous to behold. But also for buying cheap affordable gifts to send back home to your l...  more »
  • When we walked up to the pagoda there were many stores selling things. You could buy anything and everything. When we finally got to the top it was quite busy. Only men were able to go put gold on the...  more »
  • Just amazing to see the build up of gold leaf on this budda which has been the practice for so many years, I think since about 1947, but not sure. Anyway there are so many thicknesses that the build u...  more »