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Maha Myat Muni Pagoda- Mahamuni Buddha Temple

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Address: Mandalay, Myanmar
Phone Number: +95 9 45000 8191
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US$ 52.10*
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Private Full Day Mandalay Heritage Tour
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A must see pagoda in Myanmar

Again we go barefoot here in the pagoda. Here is where we can experience the local devotion and piety of the Buddhists in Myanmar. While there are many tourists, one can see a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Again we go barefoot here in the pagoda. Here is where we can experience the local devotion and piety of the Buddhists in Myanmar. While there are many tourists, one can see a steady stream of locals visiting the Golden Buddha. People bring lotus flowers and the makes buy gold leaf which they put on the Golden Buddha. It is... More 

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Mandalay, Myanmar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Mahamyamuni pagoda is a wonderful destination. Not just for the stunning Buddha statue itself, which is truly wondrous to behold. But also for buying cheap affordable gifts to send back home to your loves ones. I rgularly make trips here for the great rattan slippers too, which are a steal at only around 2,000 kyat per pair. Also i love... More 

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Thank KatiekinsMDY
Plantation, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

When we walked up to the pagoda there were many stores selling things. You could buy anything and everything. When we finally got to the top it was quite busy. Only men were able to go put gold on the Buddha and there were other tourists who were being very rude to the locals as they did not understand why... More 

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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Just amazing to see the build up of gold leaf on this budda which has been the practice for so many years, I think since about 1947, but not sure. Anyway there are so many thicknesses that the build up has created so many bumps on the usually flat surface. Unfortunately, only males are allowed to enter the sacred crypt... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

As in many Pagodas, you're overwhelmed by the number of stores that try to sell you religious artifacts. The Buddha itself is not looking very nice with all the gold that people stick to it, it has no shape anymore. The place is prohibited to women, only men can add gold to the image On the other end, the Museum... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Mahamuni Pagoda is the second famous pagoda in Myanmr.It's one of the most ancient pagoda in Mandalay

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We came here with our family to site see and pray as we are also buddhists. Sadly this was one of those temples where only men can get up close and place a gold leave on the buddha statue. I would have given it 4 stars because of that but I can't really knock a star for tradition. From my... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Stunning image (one of the most important in Myanmar since it was stolen from the Arakanese in the late 18th after it had become their palladium; fascinating ritual behavior, interesting side stalls for souvenirs.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

I was impressed at the number of locals gathered to pray and to apply gold leaves (can be purchased for 1600 kyatts) at the Mahamuni Paya. Only men can apply the gold leaf, while women are mainly gathered together in front of the Buddha, praying on their knees while looking at their 'men' applying the leaves. I joined the women... More 

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Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

A few moments inside this magnificient pagoda filled me with serenity, peace and happiness. It was difficult to leave the place and peace it offers. The pagoda is vast surrounded by natures greenery and people are smiling and friendly. A must place to visit.

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