Mahamuni Pagoda, Mandalay

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An imposing gilt mountain-temple with arched walls painted red, gold, and white, Mahamuni Pagoda features the most revered Buddha image in Myanmar. Believed to have been made during Buddha's lifetime, the 3.8 m (12.5 ft) high statue sits on a tall pedestal and weighs 6.5 tons; over the ages, countless gold leaves pasted by devotees have in fact disfigured the statue. Admire its golden crown decorated with diamonds, rubies, and sapphires, and the spectacular seven-tiered roof rising above. The 18th-century temple grounds also house a museum of history of Buddhism. Our Mandalay trip planner makes visiting Mahamuni Pagoda and other Mandalay attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • For an entry of 10,000 Kyat, you can admire a magnificent Buddha in bronze that has grown during these years through all the gold leaf affixed by the male faithful. Indeed, women do not have the right to approach the statue, but can still watch it from afar. The place is very impressive and remains an indispensable place for residents who come to collect. All of the pagoda contains countless riches, to visit.
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  • It is the country's largest Buddha. Interesting to see the men Queuing to fasten a layer of gold on the statue, women are not allowed. There is also a small museum with bronze statues and a large gong. In this place there are so few tourists attraction we were. They asked us to get pictures next to them.
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  • Because the statue of Buddha stops, although Myanmar is all like this, but because the statue here is more closed, so for this Buddhist temple feel very distance away, the Buddhist temple gold carving jade. And very clean and beautiful, you can come and visit when you are free.
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Look at the area to the southwest of the royal palace for the main choice of accommodations in Mandalay. Some cushier options sit on the main thoroughfares, offering rooms with balconies overlooking the core architectural and historic sights. A number of basic hotels lie close to the main train station, while budget-friendly guesthouses concentrate in the area around 25th Street. Farther to the west, some hotels have views of the river, while to the east lie lodgings with convenient proximity to major regional highways.
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