Maha Myat Muni Pagoda- Mahamuni Buddha Temple, Mandalay
(4.4/5 based on 150+ 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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  • Worshipping or shopping? That's an important question in all Burmese Buddhist temples. I visited this place during Thadingyut Festival 2016 and I did see more business than anything else. 
  • For men only (is so religious women are banned. ), You can put a gilded Buddha statue. I felt sorry to a man of faith, but so much fun as an attraction. As can be seen elsewhere on a large monitor that can capture a scene that put people together around.
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  • His role in Buddhism many believers and tourists are in this respect do you need a little patience. Adversely, I find that the women are prevented from few meters before the statue last, because it belongs to the local tradition but it must also respect this. Otherwise that the visit of the temple is worth.
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