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. Put Maha Myat Muni Pagoda- Mahamuni Buddha Temple on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Mandalay trip maker website .
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  • Built to accommodate in 1784, an ancient statue of Buddha sitting sent by King Rakkhine State, is venerated by the faithful who continually apply thin gold leaves. Today are so stratified that it is difficult to recognize certain parts of the body of Buddha, but whose face, every morning at 4, the monks washing with devotion. The fee payable for photo/video is of 1000 k.
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  • The seated Buddha is "wrapped" by golden leaves continuously messe from faithful Buddhists (strictly male) travelling at this holy place. Very impressive.
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  • Huge temple complex where the main attraction seems to be putting gold leaf on the Budda statue. It’s a “men only” activity and women have to be content with waiting outside the inner shrine. There ar...  more »

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