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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  • Hundreds of kilograms gold of the pilgrims than gold leaf rubbed up on the statue. Hundreds of pilgrims, some Touries, drum around great market...
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  • A filled with incredible temple of Burmese coming make pilgrimages. Here women have not the right to put small leaves of gold on the Buddha. It is very impressive to see the world at the foot of is Buddha
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  • This is a very big pagoda with a huge Golden Buddha statue. Everything inside are shining and all plated with golden leaves. Beautiful!  more »

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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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