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Mahamuni Pagoda

Mandalay 11511, Myanmar
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Mandalay's holiest shrine is a 12-foot bronze Buddha.
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  • Average7%
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Mandalay 11511, Myanmar
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Even coming from Bagan where I spent three days looking at pagodas this was a unique one. Watching them apply the gold was definitely memorable and picture worthy. Women are not allowed to do this but you can view it up close from a couple...More

Thank emily830419
Reviewed 4 days ago

Mahamuni Image is the famous around Myanmar. It is located at the Mandalay. It's open at 4 o'clock and close at 9 o'clock. It's also known as living Buddha.

Thank RoyalTamu
Reviewed 1 week ago

The buildings and temple complex were very interesting form both an architectural and historical point of view but the main attraction is the large Buddha that is continuously being covered in Gold Leaf. Only the men are permitted to approach and go around the Buddha...More

Thank Adrian T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really special to see the locals use the gold. What was even more exciting was the ring for caneball (a local sport) at one of the entrances.

Thank MargoAntwerp
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very busy with locals praying. You can only enter to place gold leaf on the budda if you are a man. Interesting to see the large budda statue from the many layers of gold leaf! Different!

Thank champkis
Reviewed 1 week ago

Is something you can't miss in Mandalay. If you have the zone ticket of Mandalay, this pagoda can be visited, otherwise is 10.000 kyat to go inside. Be aware going inside to the golden Buddha, you must pay 1500 kyat for camera, watching the big...More

Thank ShavyB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The attraction here is the central hall with a large bronze buddha. Over the years, as devotionis have applied layer after layer of gold leaf. the statue has morphed into a extremely fat Buddha, with the "fat" being tons of gold. You can purchase for...More

Thank Robert Q
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Reallt big pagoda with small but nice museum. Very colorfull place with big market. Big buddha inside.

Thank Valery V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Maharmuni Buddha Image is the biggest Buddha image in Mandalay.also you you can see a lot of people are come and praying to Buddha and also gold leaf donation.

Thank Traversemyanmar11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 country. The pagoda was built in 1785 by King Bodawpaya of the...More

Thank Thar P
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Response from John P | Reviewed this property |
We did not buy Gold Leaf but it is cheap for the locals to place their offering on the Buddha . The comments above are accurate and the face which is washed at 4 am is the only part of the statue not covered with inches of... More