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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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  • So many people visit this place compare to others. Specially local people. And they trusting much. So commercialize place, many different shops are there. There is a nice photography central also. If ...  more »
  • This pagoda has a treasure, 7 bronzes stolen has Angkor, by the thais to the exacerbated then by the Burmese to the thais. The faithful dedicated attention Particulière has these statues, they are caressees. I am witnessing a ceremony of passing children to the status of monk vetus d shimmering clothes. Difficult to ask a d sheet gold on the Buddha with l large crowds of the faithful.
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  • Should put this temple as one of a must visit place once you visit Mandalay. Easy to get there, many visitors both locals and foreigners. Shoes but be taken off right before you enter the temple, reco...  more »