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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. Using our international travel planner, Mandalay attractions like Mahamuni Pagoda can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • It is fascinating to see them; about and be glued with gold leaf Buddha to feel the fervor and enthusiasm of the faithful.
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  • Visited this temple with a local friend of a friend who lives in Mandalay. As usual, take off your shoes and wear something long – you can borrow a longhi for a small sum (1000 Kyat) if you need. An i...  more »
  • Here you can see the faith of these Buddhist towards Buddhism. Have the ceremony in the morning, wash your face, by God you should go to the temple since the time of 4.40 and holy water bottles should be prepared to return home or to prepare a towel to the officials of the temple to use handkerchief after face cleansing ceremony Lord to bring back home with veneration.
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