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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  • The pagoda is splendid but beware of pickpockets they are legions and aggressive limit, my camera gear failed to pay.
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  • The Mahamuni Pagoda is a big temple in downtown Mandalay. Part of it is currently under renovation so you cannot see its central tower. Be prepared for huge crowds as it's the main pilgrimage site in ...  more »
  • A little South from the center of Mandalay. I think we don't walk go by taxi. Can buy gold during the gold Buddha, you were pasted to the Buddha, but is only for men. And the woman is seen from a distance in the prayer space in front of the monitor is reflected inside. Local people have worshipped in the intently.
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