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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  • This pagoda is daily visited by the Burmese and the statue of the Buddha is the subject of multiple ceremonies very followed: washing of teeth, a new Toga dress-up, by the men of course... Buddhism is also sexist than other religions! Obligatory passage of the families and children who participate in the Shinphyu, the ordination of young novices in March April. It's very coloured and informative. Note the concern of the Burmese from Mandalay, who regret the explosion of traffic of yaba (amphetamine especially from the golden triangle) which devastated the areas around this place venere.
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  • Mandalay Mahamuni Buddha Temple is a major pilgrimage site. The Mahamuni Buddha image (The Great Sage) is highly venerated in Burma, as it’s seen as a representing of Buddha’s life. Note: 1. you need ...  more »
  • In the whole of Myanmar this Pagoda is the second holiest pilgrimage place, so a must visit place for everybody who is interested in knowing the country and its people. This statue of Buddha, called M...  more »