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Mahamuni Pagoda, Mandalay

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 750+ 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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  • So you can only get close if you are a man. My husband bought some gold leaf and went and placed it on the statue. I was not allowed to get close and had to view from afar. I think there are much bett...  read more »
  • The hundredth pagoda view within a week all begin to look the same, but this, I don't know why, I remember it well ...
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  • The Mahamuni Pagoda with its ever expanding Buddha - men (no women allowed to do the job!) have applied gold leaf to this for many years so he is approx. six inches fatter than originally. The area is...  read more »
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