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Mahamuni Pagoda, Mandalay
(4.4/5 based on 800 reviews on the web)
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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  • Definitely worth a visit when in Mandalay, it has to be one of the star attractions in the city. Best undertaken by guided tour to appreciate the cultural aspects brought up during the visit. Many int...  more »
  • Large and busy pagoda, many local people & tourists visit . Interesting history, our guide explained the customs and the importance to Myanmar people 
  • This temple has a gold buddha. People buy gold paper to place on the gold buddha. It is a very cool looking buddha!