Maha Myat Muni Pagoda- Mahamuni Buddha Temple, Mandalay

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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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  • 在Mahamuni Buddha Temple裡拍照須交K1000的拍攝費,本來也因巳在仰光、蒲甘及曼德勒參觀了很多不同的寺廟,不打算拍照,但發現寺廟四周都貼上了金箔,當中更看到不少誠心的信眾在Mahamuni Buddha貼上金箔,以表誠心,使我不禁改變主意,乖乖地交上拍攝費,以拍下內金碧輝煌的一面。 
  • This one is of course like all the monuments in Burma to see, they all have a characteristic that actually their charm...
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  • Very nice pagoda or mingle secular and religious. A very big Buddha devotees constantly covered with gold leaves (only men are allowed) is the religious center of the building.
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