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A nice diversion.

Probably not like anything you have seen. A welcome contrast to the highly decorated temples, not... read more

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Skinny Buddha

Skinny Buddha also want to go. But we did not arrived in there. Next time If we have time sure we... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2018
Mobiee L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Probably not like anything you have seen. A welcome contrast to the highly decorated temples, not to mention an eye pleasing sculpture. It's a quick photo op at the least, you could also take your shoes off, put on long pants and get the most...More

Thank julius c
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

If you have visited Bagan, Yangon, or any other places in Myanmar, you will notice that this Buddha statue is quite unique. There’s no other Buddha statues that are made this way. It represents the time while Buddha took the extreme method of meditation without...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2018

Skinny Buddha also want to go. But we did not arrived in there. Next time If we have time sure we go to there.

Thank Mobiee L
Reviewed 10 July 2018

One of my favourites in Mandalay it's not history not that old bit quirky but I found it fascinating don't miss this it won't take long

Thank CraigTatts
Reviewed 5 May 2018

We walked to the Skinny Buddha site from our hotel just before the sun was setting. It is a unique representation of Buddha as I've never seen a skinny Buddha before on my travels. It is a relatively new statue having been built in 2011...More

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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

I really enjoyed this temple... There are no tourists and it is very interesting to see something different... The skinny buddha is so cool...

Thank JD D
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

We stopped on the way back after sunset at Mandalay Hill. Interesting to see the skinny buddha for a change, incl all the other figures around him. Monotony of prayer through loudspeakers gave the place an eery feel.

Thank KM250
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

Statue resembles the state of Buddha when he left the palace and live in wilderness for six years. During that period refusing food and nearly starving to death. Compound also has two statues of reclining Buddha & many statues of Buddha in different postures. If...More

Thank Ashish T
Reviewed 20 November 2017

Great statue of a buddhist man, great and open space in a hot dry day, but worth visiting with many restaurants around...

Thank Ignacio E
Reviewed 9 October 2017

This is an unusual Buddha to see being really thin and ribby. This is after he stopped eating while fasting (a little like Jesus fasting in the dessert for 40 days). This a modern figure but very interesting to see and very different

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