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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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Where to stay in Mandalay

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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  • The Mahamuni Pagoda or Mahamuni Buddha temple is one of the most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Burma. The temple houses the Mahamuni Buddha image, the most highly revered Buddha image in the ...  more »
  • I had been there many times as Iam a tour guide. Most of my clients they love to visit there as their children and big group could learn local visters and their beliefs. We have chance to take the pho...  more »
  • We are go to Mahamuni pagoda at early morning .that pagoda is very adaptation for our.we donate to some money.  more »